writ of certiorari

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n writ of certiorari a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case
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Usage

In literature:

He therefore prays for a writ of Certiorari.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two" by Abraham Lincoln
He therefore prays for a writ of Certiorari.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
This writ of certiorari ceased in the 1700s.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
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In news:

Soon after you prevail in your appeal - just when you thought your case was finally over - your opponent files a petition for a writ of certiorari (or "cert petition") in the United States Supreme Court.
SCOTUS denies Kerchner petition for writ of certiorari.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Solicitor General Theodore B Olson filed a petition Feb 19 for a writ of certiorari, asking the US Supreme Court to review and overturn a lower court's ruling declaring the pork checkoff unconstitutional.
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