writ of certiorari

  • An order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case which it will hear on appeal.

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1

1United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Commonly Used Terms - U.S. Courts, http://­www.ca9.uscourts.gov/­content/­view.php?pk_id=0000000237 (last accessed May 28, 2009).