writ of certiorari

noun phrase

Examples of writ of certiorari in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In requesting the writ of certiorari, the oil and gas groups argued that climate change cases are an issue of increasing national importance that would be best resolved at the federal level. Breanne Deppisch, Washington Examiner, 8 Jan. 2024 After years of back-and-forth battling between Fortnite publisher Epic Games and Apple, the gaming company filed a writ of certiorari asking the US Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling in their antitrust case. Richard Lawler, The Verge, 27 Sep. 2023 None of this came to light before the Supreme Court granted the case a writ of certiorari, before the lower courts could scrutinize the case and render their own judgment. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 2 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1532, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of writ of certiorari was circa 1532

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“Writ of certiorari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20certiorari. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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