writ of certiorari

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(ˌsɜr ʃi əˈrɛər aɪ, -ˈrɛər i, -ˈrɑr i)

a writ by which a superior court can call up for review the record of a proceeding in an inferior court.
[1515–25; < Latin: to be informed, a word in the Latin text of the writ]
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Noun1.writ of certiorari - a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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On Oct 6, the court denied writ of certiorari for two jailed telecom executives who were convicted in United States v.
On June 27, the Florida Supreme Court quashed the Third District's decision and held that the county's claim of sovereign immunity was not reviewable under a petition for writ of certiorari because there was no irreparable harm and because essential facts remained in dispute.
They seek order from the Court for a Writ of Certiorari quashing the purported decision of the Retuning Officer to reject their nomination paper and a Writ of Mandamus directing the Elections Commissioner and the Returning Officer to forthwith accept the nomination paper of the UPFA.
The court denied Quest's request for a writ of certiorari as to those portions of the trial court's orders that required production of information from the medical records of Patient X, while protecting Patient X's identity, which could lead to discovery of evidence admissible at trial and be relevant to the mix-up of the tissue samples.
Baptist petitioned for a Writ of Certiorari to quash the order of the court denying its motion to dismiss the complaint.
The United States Supreme Court granted the public guardian's petition for writ of certiorari, vacated the judgment, and remanded it to the Illinois Supreme Court for further consideration in light of Jones v Flowers, 547 US 220 (2006).
11) Based on this memorandum, Medellin filed a successive state habeas petition, and thereafter the Supreme Court dismissed its writ of certiorari as improvidently granted.
The vast majority of these cases are brought through a petition for writ of certiorari.
Was Nurse Johnson required to timely file a writ of certiorari in order to challenge his termination?
In granting a writ of certiorari in Central State University v.