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18 Jan, 2017

Filing a Supreme Court Brief in Opposition in 8 ½- by 11-Inch Format

2019-03-18T18:47:19+00:00January 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

The Supreme Court provides two avenues for paper filings: (one) booklet format, and (two) 8 ½- by 11-inch format.  The Court even keeps separate public dockets for these types of cases.  Booklet format filings begin at docket number “__-1” and 8 ½- by 11-inch format, better known as in forma pauperis (IFP) filings, begin at [...]

26 Jul, 2016

Booklet Format Brief in Opposition Checklist

2019-03-18T18:47:20+00:00July 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

  Pilots are required to learn and use checklists for every aspect of flight, from preparing for take-off to dealing with equipment malfunction. It was a checklist that helped Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffery Skiles safely land their US Airways flight in the Hudson River after the plane's engines were damaged by a [...]

9 Sep, 2015

Should I Skip the Brief in Opposition?

2019-03-18T18:47:25+00:00September 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

When confronted with a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court, some attorneys will play the odds and let the Court deal with a Petition without even filing a Brief in Opposition. A Respondent may choose to waive the right to oppose a Petition that seems clearly without merit. This [...]

16 Dec, 2014

How to Structure a Brief in Opposition

2019-03-18T18:47:31+00:00December 16th, 2014|Tags: |

You have decided to respond to your opponent’s petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.  You know that you have 30 days from the petition’s docketing date to file a brief in opposition, but what sections are required?  How do you structure your brief?  Does there need to be an appendix?  [...]

28 Oct, 2014

Filing a Brief in Opposition

2019-03-18T18:47:33+00:00October 28th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

When confronted with a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court, some attorneys will play the odds and let the Court deal with a Petition without even filing a Brief in Opposition. A Respondent may choose to waive the right to oppose a Petition that seems clearly without merit. This [...]