Writ of Certiorari: Definition & Example


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'Writ of certiorari' as translated from Latin, means:

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1. In order to obtain a writ of certiorari, it is necessary to file which of the following?

2. A petition for writ of certiorari is best described as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you translate what 'writ of certiorari' means? This quiz and worksheet will help you remember the vital facts involved with this substantial legal writ.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson tools will test you on:

  • Latin legal translations
  • Description of a writ of certiorari
  • Previous Supreme Court cases
  • Facts about the Supreme Court reviewing cases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writ of certiorari lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Supreme Court and lower court

Additional Learning

To ensure that you have fully understood the material, review the lesson called Writ of Certiorari: Definition & Example. This lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Discover previous case law
  • Understand the process involved to receive a writ of certiorari
  • Know how to appeal to the Supreme Court
  • Understand the types of cases the Supreme Court is likely to hear