§56-3-1. Ancient writs.
The right and benefit of all writs, remedial and judicial,
given by any statute or act of parliament made in aid of the common
law prior to the fourth year of the reign of James the First, of a
general nature, not local to England, shall still be saved, so far
as the same may be consistent with the constitution of this state,
the acts of the general assembly of Virginia passed before the
twentieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and the
acts of the Legislature of this state.