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Plural of vis.
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(vĭs) plural.vires [L., strength]
Force, strength, energy, power.
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The court will not allow any authority to act ultra vires its power under the constitution.
'Whether upon a proper interpretation of the instrument establishing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) particularly Section 35(1) and (4), the Defendant cannot be said to have acted ultra vires its constitutional powers by keeping the 1st Plaintiff in its custody (detention) without bail and/or by directing the 1st Plaintiff to deposit the sum of N200 million only before he could be released on bail.
The counsel further contended that rule 6 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National and provincial assemblies to the extent of not providing time limit for taking oath was also ultra vires of the Constitution.
Summary: The plea termed the notification "illegal, unconstitutional and ultra vires to the law"
It said the detainees have been transferred ignoring the High Court verdict, which has declared the shifting of any detainee outside Jammu and Kashmir ultra vires and a violation of the rights of detainees.
M/S Leo Communication had filed the petition assailing a circular issued by Pemra on Oct 19, 2016, for being ultra vires of the authority's rules and the Constitution.
The petition suggested that under Article 199 of the Constitution, it is competent to strike down any legislation which is beyond the scope of Constitution or ultra vires.
Anwar has sought a declaration that his conviction by the Court of Appeal on March 7, 2014 was ultra vires the Federal Constitution and thus null and void.
The petitioner contends that Order XI of the Supreme Court Rules of 1980, to the extent of allowing constitution of benches and nomination of the judges single-handedly by the CJP, is ultra vires (beyond the authority or powers) of the constitution.
Karachi: The Sindh High Court declared the minimum paid up capital of Rs.250.00 million mentioned in Section 6 of the Credit Bureaus Act, 2015 as ultra vires.
The verdict which was read out in open court declared that, "the actions, orders and directives issued by the Federal Government or the Authority, as the case may be, which are inconsistent with the provisions of section 54(3) are declared as illegal, ultra vires and without lawful authority and jurisdiction."
"Insertion of Section 30-B by the Amending Act is contrary to the object and purpose of the Principal Act, as also ultra vires the Constitution of India, as such, we strike it down,"ruled a division bench of acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan.