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21 Jul, 2021

Supreme Court Returns to Booklets

2021-07-21T11:06:30-05:00July 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

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2021 In a sign that the staff at One First Street are returning to normal business, the Supreme Court on July 19, 2021 rescinded two procedural orders that relaxed certain filing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.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 [...]

19 May, 2016

Citations and Quotations in Supreme Court Briefs

2019-03-18T18:47:21-05:00May 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

  We are frequently asked which citation style(s) the Supreme Court prefers.  While the Court’s rules are largely silent on these matters, what follows is an introductory guide to issues of citation and quotation. Case Citation The Court’s rules do not speak to a particular method for citing cases. However, Gressman’s Supreme Court Practice (known [...]

19 Jan, 2016

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

2019-03-18T18:47:23-05:00January 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

The Supreme Court provides two avenues for paper filings: booklet format and 8 ½- by 11-inch format.  The Court even keeps two separate dockets for these cases.  Booklet format filings begin at docket number “__-1” and 8 ½- by 11-inch format, or in forma pauperis filings, begin at docket number “__-5000.” According to Rule 39.5, [...]