We petitioned the court to issue a writ of certiorari.
A petition for certiorari, a request to review a lower court’s ruling, is very rarely granted, but I’d known all along that the Supreme Court was our best chance for a stay of execution.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
With these arguments, Jenkins and Bingham succeeded in carrying the case three times to the United States Supreme Court-the Big Boy, as many litigating prisoners refer to it-but on each occasion the Court, which never comments on its decisions in such instances, denied the appeals by refusing to grant the writs of certiorari that would have entitled the appellants to a full hearing before the Court.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Stevenson, I’m calling to let you know that the Court has just entered an order in Case No. 89-5395; the motion for a stay of execution and petition for writ of certiorari have been denied.