Friday, November 20, 2015
Today, the United States filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States, seeking to appeal the 5th Circuit's November 9 decision affirming the injunction against DAPA.
What's your next move as an immprof? Brush up on how to pronounce certiorari for when the press comes a-calling.
James Duane has a helpful Green Bag article on point. He's collected the following data points:
- Justice Stevens uses "ser-shee-or-RAHR-ee" (rhyming with Ferrari).
- Justice Roberts prefers "ser-shee-or-RARE-eye" (rhyming with "fair guy").
- Justice Rehnquist preferred "ser-shee-or-RARE-ee" (rhyming with diary).
- Justice Kennedy, "ever the maverick," prefers "ser-shee-or-ARR-eye" (rhyming with "far cry").
- Justice Sotomayor uses "ser-shee-ARR-ee."
Too much to digest? Here's a helpful and brief YouTube clip:
I don't know about you, but I'm inclined to say "cert."