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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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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  • A petition for writ of certiorari is currently before the U.S.
  • The SCOTUS has discretionary power to take a case so a denial of certiorari is an implicit affirmation of the lower court rulings.
  • Without comment the court announced Monday that it had denied certiorari, which is court parlance for not taking up a request, on the Lee case.
  • The court denied certiorari, meaning it elected not to decide the case. for more
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