Definitions for "Writ of Certiorari"
An order issued by the Supreme Court directing a lower court to send its records for a case because the Supreme Court will hear the case on appeal.
An order for a lower court to send the Supreme Court all of its information on a particular case. Essentially, if you get it, it means the Supreme Court is willing to hear your appeal. To get it, you need to have four of the nine justices vote for hearing the case.
A discretionary proceeding by which an appellate court may review the rulings of an inferior tribunal.