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23 Jun, 2016

An In-Depth Look at Supreme Court Rule 29 – Filing and Service

2016-06-23T19:47:56-05:00June 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Sup. Ct. R. 29 governs the filing and service of Supreme Court documents.  Also known as the Court’s “mailbox rule,” Rule 29.2 operates so that a document is filed with the Court if, on or before the due date, it is: Received by the Clerk; Shipped to the Clerk through the United States Postal Service using postmarked [...]

26 Jan, 2016

Little Sisters of the Poor – Supreme Court Amici Covers and Service

2019-03-18T18:47:23-05:00January 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last November, the Supreme Court granted cert. review of the latest in a long series of challenges to the so-called birth-control mandate of the Affordable Care Act.  Petitioners have argued that the mandate places a burden on their religious exercise, even with an accommodation from the government.  All seven cases -- Nos. 14-1418, 14-1453, 14-1505, [...]

17 Mar, 2015

Supreme Court Motion and Application Practice

2019-03-18T18:47:29-05:00March 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

  Most motions and applications made to the Supreme Court involve routine matters of procedure that don’t go to the merits of a case – such as a request for enlargement of a filing deadline or to dispense with the preparation of the joint appendix.  Rules 21 and 22 generally govern these submissions.  Counsel is [...]

30 Sep, 2014

In Forma Pauperis v. Booklet Format

2019-03-18T18:47:33-05:00September 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

After an unfavorable decision by a state’s highest court or a federal court of appeals, the losing party frequently asks itself: “Can’t we take this to the Supreme Court?” And while countless blog posts could be devoted to various aspects of this important question, one of the first decisions you must make is whether to [...]

1 Jul, 2014

Supreme Court Ends Its 2013 Term

2019-03-18T18:47:35-05:00July 1st, 2014|Tags: , , |

Annual Supreme Court Terms commence, by statute, on the first Monday of October.  28 U.S.C. § 2 provides: "The Supreme Court shall hold at the seat of government a {T}erm of court commencing on the first Monday in October of each year…." Though Congress never specified on which day a Term should end, the Court prefers to [...]

17 Jun, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Mailbox Rule

2019-03-18T18:47:35-05:00June 17th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Supreme Court Rule 29.2 – the Court’s Mailbox Rule – operates so that a document is filed if, on or before its due date, it is: Received by the Clerk; Shipped to the Clerk through the United States Postal Service using postmarked first-class mail (a commercial postage meter cannot be used); or Handed to a third-party commercial carrier for delivery [...]