Law & Legal Issues
US Constitution
US Government
US Supreme Court

What written documents does the US Supreme Court receive when it accepts a case?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2009-11-28 04:30:12


Case files and briefs.

Contrary to popular belief, the Supreme Court does not receive a Writ of Certiorari when it accepts a case; the court issues a Writ of Certiorari, which is an order to the lower courts to send case records to the US Supreme Court for review.


A formal request for review by the US Supreme Court is called a petition for a writ of certiorari. If the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case, they grant certiorariand issue a writ of certiorari to the lower court.

A writ of certiorari is an order from a higher appellate court to a lower court demanding a certified record of a particular case so the higher court (in this case, the US Supreme Court) can review the lower court's decision.

When the lower court receives the writ, they send the case files to the Court. Meanwhile, the attorneys for both parties submit briefs, documents that present the points and arguments for each side of the case.

  1. The Supreme Court receives a petition for a writ of certiorari from one party to the case.

  2. The Supreme Court decides whether to hear the case: if they agree, they grant certiorari; if they refuse, they deny certiorari.

  3. If the Supreme Court grants certiorari, it sends a writ of certiorari to the lower court.

  4. The Supreme Court receives case files from the lower court.

  5. The Supreme Court receives briefs from the parties to the case.

  6. The Supreme Court may receive other documents, such as amicus briefs, etc.

User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What has the author Isidore Starr written?

Isidore Starr has written: 'The Supreme Court and contemporary issues' -- subject(s): United States, United States. Supreme Court 'Living American documents' -- subject(s): History, Sources, United States

What are historical documents?

Documents that were written in the past

Which microprocessor accepts the program written for 8086 without any changes?

Which microprocessor accepts the program written for 8086 without any changes?

What happens before the supreme court hears oral arguments?

When the Court accepts a case, each side sends the Court a brief and detailed written report supporting its side of the case.

Why are written documents useful when setting up a government?

written documents are useful because they allow the government to have proof of laws and agreements.

Why are written documents useful in setting up a government?

Written documents are useful in setting up a government because it is like proof.

Who wrote the book of documents?

The Book of Documents was compiled by Confucius and written by various authors.

Why should documents and reports be written in an impartial manner?

Documents and reports should be written in an impartial manner to keep them fair and does not show favoritism. Documents and reports should be written in an objective manner leaving out emotions, sentiments and personal views.

Difference between documents against acceptance and documents against payment?

Documents against payment (DP): The documents get registered with a bank and you get prompted to pay them to release the documents to free the goods. Documents against acceptance (DA): You are asked to sign an agreement that states after 30 or 45 days the bank is allowed to deduct the amount from your bank account. You will receive the documents immediately after the agreement is signed. The main difference is in order to receive the documents in a DP you have to pay immediately, for DA a written confirmation that you will allow the bank to deduct the money will release the documents. DP's are more secure since the money is immediately deducted, DA's bear a certain risk, if at the time of deduction the amount is not on the bank account and the account can not go into minus, the process will be delayed and the bank will try to recover the necessary funds from the bank account owner.

What are hypertext documents?

Hypertext documents are documents containing hypertext.the thing your looking at right now - a webpage like this one written in HTML

What has the author Anthony Radevsky written?

Anthony Radevsky has written: 'Service of documents' -- subject(s): Cases, Civil procedure, Legal documents, Writs

What are the purposes of the documents used in a meeting?

The documents used in a meeting are to provide written information to the attendees of the meeting.

What has the author R Hakluyt written?

R. Hakluyt has written: 'Voyages and documents'

What has the author Phillip Mahony written?

Phillip Mahony has written: 'Supreme'

What is the highest written law in wv?

The West Virginia State Constitution is the highest written law in matters of state jurisdiction; the US Constitution is the "Supreme Law of the Land" that supersedes the state constitution only if there are conflicts between the two documents in areas where the United States has jurisdiction.

What was the book of documents of ancient china and why was it important?

The Book of Documents was written by Confucius and in it is documents, speeches, and historical accounts that where of large importance in the early Zhou dynasty in China.

What has the author Daniel Selakovich written?

Daniel Selakovich has written: 'The Supreme Court' -- subject(s): United States, United States. Supreme Court

What has the author N Mansergh written?

N. Mansergh has written: 'Documents and speeches on British Commonwealth affairs' 'Survey of British Commonwealth affairs' 'Documents and speeches on Commonwealth affairs'

What was the benifet of written language for the Indians?

They Could do many things once they had written language like, they were able to write documents of purchase, history, and write other important documents

What has the author Wilson R Harrison written?

Wilson R. Harrison has written: 'Suspect documents, their scientific examination' -- subject(s): Forgery, Identification, Legal documents, Writing

When the US Supreme Court decides to hear a case what written documents must the lawyers file?

Merit Briefs. The Petitioner files a Merit Brief(Brief on the Merits) and the Respondent files a Reply Brief(Reply Brief on the Merits).

What has the author Leon Friedman written?

Leon Friedman has written: 'The law of war' 'The Supreme Court Confronts Abortion' 'Justices of the United States Supreme Court' 'Justices of the U. S. Supreme Court' 'The Supreme Court' -- subject(s): Popular works, United States, United States. Supreme Court

Still have questions?

Trending Questions
How to Make Money Online? Asked By Wiki User
Best foods for weight loss? Asked By Wiki User
Does Neil Robertson wear a wig? Asked By Wiki User
Unanswered Questions
How old is zak beggans? Asked By Wiki User
Does arsenio hall have ms? Asked By Wiki User