rule of four

Legal Definition of rule of four

: a rule in the U.S. Supreme Court under which a petition for certiorari will be granted and the case in question reviewed if four of the nine justices so decide

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“Rule of four.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/rule%20of%20four. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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