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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This is the fourth time a writ of certiorari has been filed with the Supreme Court on this issue.
Errors in the appreciation of the parties' evidence, including the conclusions anchored on these findings, are not correctible by the writ of certiorari," the decision stated.
Although the judge noted the review of a quasi-judicial hearing and action by a town council is properly made by way of a petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court, he said Sullivan was entitled to due process and it was not clear whether he had received a hearing on his application.
She has 90 days to petition for a writ of certiorari following the U.S.
The government's chief lawyer also said that the petitioners violated the hierarchy of courts as the writ of certiorari and mandamus mightalso be issued by lower courts such as the Court of Appeals and a regional trial court.
"The Wolfe case presented a different factual situation where the zoning administrator was trying to assert standing on his own for a petition for a writ of certiorari of a board of zoning appeals decision.
KBR issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision to deny writ of certiorari in Metzgar v.
Seeking review of our decision, the putative class representatives filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court.
'PTandT's petition with the Supreme Court seeks the issuance of a writ of certiorari to annul PTandT's illegal and unjust disqualification and set aside the unwarranted selection of the Mislatel Consortium.
Attorneys filed a petition for writ of certiorari Thursday, arguing the 4th U.S.
But the judge who presided over the case at Criminal Court 'C' during the trial Judge Yarmie Quiqui Gbessay placed 'temporary marks on some of the documentary evidence objected to by the defense, thus prompting a request for a writ of certiorari before the Supreme Court.