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Rule 1. Nature of the Special Action

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for Special ActionsEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for Special Actions
Special Action Against Body, Officer, or Person (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2019
17B A.R.S. Special Actions, Rules of Proc., Rule 1
Rule 1. Nature of the Special Action
(a) Relief previously obtained against a body, officer, or person by writs of certiorari, mandamus, or prohibition in the trial or appellate courts shall be obtained in an action under this Rule, and any reference in any statute or rule to any of these writs, unless excepted in the next subsection, shall be deemed to refer to the special action authorized under this Rule. Special forms and proceedings for these writs are replaced by the special action provided by this Rule, and designation of the proceedings as certiorari, mandamus, or prohibition is neither necessary nor proper. Except as authorized by statute, the special action shall not be available where there is an equally plain, speedy, and adequate remedy by appeal; and nothing in these rules shall be construed as enlarging the scope of the relief traditionally granted under the writs of certiorari, mandamus, and prohibition.
(b) Where a statute expressly authorizes proceedings under certiorari, mandamus, or prohibition, the proceedings shall be known as a statutory special action, as distinguished from those applications for writs of certiorari, mandamus, or prohibition, originating under A.R.S. §§ 12-2001, 12-2021 or the common law, which are special actions. Where a statutory special action is involved, the questions to be raised and considered are wholly unaffected by this Rule, but the provisions of this Rule as to parties, procedure, interlocutory orders and stays, and judgments shall apply.
17B A. R. S. Special Actions, Rules of Proc., Rule 1, AZ ST SPEC ACT Rule 1
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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