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When a party to a case wants to request the US Supreme Court review his or her case, the attorney files a "petition for a writ of certiorari." If the Court decides to hear a case, they "grant cert(iorari)" to the petitioner and issue a Writ of Certiorari to the lower courts, ordering all case files for review.

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