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14 Jun, 2017

Guide to Pro Se In Forma Pauperis Petitions

2019-03-18T18:47:16+00:00June 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

In forma pauperis (IFP) proceedings are those cases in which the Supreme Court allows an indigent party to file a petition for writ of certiorari without paying its $300 filing fee or preparing printed booklets (to learn about filing IFP Briefs in Opposition, click here). A petition worthy of certiorari is generally thought to contain [...]

2 May, 2017

Guide to Pro se In Forma Pauperis Petitions

2019-03-18T18:47:17+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

   In forma pauperis (IFP) proceedings are those cases in which the Supreme Court allows an indigent party to file a petition for writ of certiorari without paying its $300 filing fee or preparing printed booklets (to learn about filing IFP Briefs in Opposition, click here). A petition worthy of certiorari is generally thought to [...]

19 Jan, 2016

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

2019-03-18T18:47:23+00:00January 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, [...]

1 Sep, 2015

Who May Invoke In Forma Pauperis?

2019-03-18T18:47:25+00:00September 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

If a party believes that he/she is without the financial resources to pay the costs of a court action or proceeding, he/she may apply for in forma pauperis (IFP) status.  In the Supreme Court, that means filing without having to pay the $300 filing fee or producing booklet format briefs. Parties who were granted IFP status [...]

30 Sep, 2014

In Forma Pauperis v. Booklet Format

2019-03-18T18:47:33+00:00September 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 [...]

26 Jun, 2014

In Forma Pauperis v. Booklet Format

2019-03-18T18:47:35+00:00June 26th, 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 [...]