July 21, 2021
In a sign that the staff at One First Street are returning to normal business, the Supreme Court on July 19, 2021 rescinded two procedural orders that relaxed certain filing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. For petitions seeking Supreme Court review, the extended 150-day filing deadline returns to 90 days (the norm under the Court’s rules). This applies to cert petitions seeking review of any lower court decision in which the relevant judgment or order is issued on or after July 19, 2021.
Monday’s order also mandates the return of booklet format filing (relaxed under COVID conditions with reduced on-sight administrative staff). Beginning on September 1, 2021, Rule 33.1 documents – i.e., a petition for writ of certiorari, brief in opposition, or amicus brief, amongst other filings – must be submitted in the 6 1/8- by 9 1/4-inch format that Cockle has long-perfected. Single copies on letter-sized paper will no longer be allowed after August 31, 2021.
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