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27 Aug, 2015

Fees and Costs in the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:25-05:00August 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Fees 28 U.S.C. § 1911 provides that “the Supreme Court may fix the fees to be charged by its Clerk.”  The Court has set the following fee schedule: Docketing a petition for writ of certiorari, jurisdictional statement, or original action case: $300. Docketing a petition for rehearing or a motion for leave to file a [...]

7 Aug, 2014

So Sue Me! Original Litigation at the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:34-05:00August 7th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Litigation at the Supreme Court is called an Original Action.  The parties are bringing their dispute directly to the Supreme Court, bypassing all lower courts.  Most Original Actions are civil disputes between two or more States and the Court always has original and exclusive jurisdiction over these cases.  See 28 U.S.C. § 1251(a).  Recent cases [...]