Petition for Writ of Certiorari

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12 Sep, 2022

New Petition Filed–Tanner v. ID Dept. of Fish and Game Director, et al.

2022-09-12T12:17:56-05:00September 12th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Today we filed a pro se petition for writ of certiorari in Tanner v. ID Dept. of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever, et al. The Questions Presented are: 1.   Whether the Director and Officers of the State of Idaho Department of Fish and Game violate the Separation of Powers doctrine when implementing roadblocks for [...]

10 Feb, 2015

Petition For Writ Of Certiorari – Sections

2019-03-18T18:47:30-05:00February 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Detailed information on the substance of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari, including the order in which required items are to appear, can be found in Supreme Court Rule 14.1. Per Rule 14.1, “A petition for writ of certiorari shall contain, in the order indicated:” Questions Presented “The questions presented for review, expressed concisely in [...]

21 Oct, 2014

Legal Brief Printing Frequently Asked Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:33-05:00October 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , |

How Is Cockle Legal Briefs Different? We strive to craft the highest quality briefs. We succeed because we are the only Supreme Court brief printer to proofread everything—with teams of two professional readers—and our staff actively pursues an intimate knowledge of Court practices and conventions. Located in the heart of the nation, we are able [...]

19 Jun, 2014

Five Answers to Common Amicus Brief Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:35-05:00June 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amicus Briefs are submitted by non-parties to a case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. They can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its deliberations by presenting an argument or citing authorities not found [...]

5 Jun, 2014

What NOT To Do In Your Questions Presented

2019-03-18T18:47:36-05:00June 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

When filing a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, the Questions Presented section is the first item that the Justices and their law clerks view. Because the Court’s certiorari jurisdiction, though sweeping in scope, is exercised sparingly, a well-crafted Questions Presented is of paramount importance in persuading the Court to [...]

20 May, 2014

The Importance of the Questions Presented

2019-03-18T18:47:38-05:00May 20th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

When filing a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, the Questions Presented section is the first item that the Justices and their law clerks view. Because the Court’s certiorari jurisdiction, though sweeping in scope, is exercised sparingly, a well-crafted Questions Presented is of paramount importance in persuading the Court to [...]

19 Sep, 2011

Matters of Practice: Dealing with Potential Vehicle Problems

2011-09-19T19:32:51-05:00September 19th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

Supreme Court practice has a language unto itself. One of the terms you will occasionally hear at the certiorari stage is that a petition has “vehicle problems.” Well, what does that mean? And what the heck is a vehicle? The Court doesn’t like to waste time. So when they consider granting a [...]

30 Aug, 2011

Matters of Practice: What to Do When Your Cert Petition Presents No Lower Court Conflict?

2019-03-18T18:47:54-05:00August 30th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , |

[This is another installment in the Matters of Practice series—designed to explain specific problems facing Supreme Court cert petitioners.] Not every granted petition for certiorari raises an issue on which the lower courts are divided; it just seems that way. While circuit conflicts are by far the most common [...]

17 Jul, 2011

The Dwindling Cert. Docket: Why Are Fewer Paid Petitions Being Filed?

2019-03-18T18:47:56-05:00July 17th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

With the start of the summer recess, the Supreme Court discontinued use of the 2010 Term docket numbers, ending with number 10-1558—a petition for mandamus filed by firefighter Frank Ricci. Yes, that Frank Ricci. For the fifth straight year, the number of paid petitions for certiorari, mandamus and original habeas corpus filed [...]

9 Feb, 2011

The Health Care Challenge Lands at the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:48:06-05:00February 9th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

Bypassing the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, today, the Commonwealth of Virginia brought their Affordable Care Act challenge to the Supreme Court’s doorstep. The State calls on the Court to sidestep the normal appellate route and decide now whether Congress, in passing the new health care bill, transgressed its constitutional powers. The petition for writ of certiorari lays out what is at stake: