Petition for a Writ of Certiorari | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee


Course: Introduction / Procedural Law

A petition for a writ of certiorari is a formal request made by a party to a lower court decision asking the Supreme Court to review the case.

If the Supreme Court decides to hear the case, the Writ of Certiorari is issued.

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Last Modified: 06/30/2021


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