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7 Jun, 2018

Supreme Court Petition Checklist

2019-03-18T18:47:12+00:00June 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Pilots are required to learn and use checklists for every aspect of flight, from preparing for take-off to dealing with equipment malfunction. It was a checklist that helped Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffery Skiles safely land their US Airways flight in the Hudson River after the plane’s engines were damaged by a flock [...]

14 Jul, 2016

An In-Depth Look at Supreme Court Rule 14

2019-03-18T18:47:20+00:00July 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

  The Supreme Court’s rules are complex. Even the most experienced practitioners sometimes need help understanding the particulars.  As the leading producer of Supreme Court briefs in the country, we are experts at managing the entire process of brief preparation, from consultation to filing. Our services include: Interpreting court requirements; Navigating complex filing rules; Expert [...]

7 Jun, 2016

Brevity and the Supreme Court Question Presented

2019-03-18T18:47:21+00:00June 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

  “Clarity of thought is a must for brevity in speech.” ― Somali K. Chakrabarti The questions presented page is assuredly the most important element of a Supreme Court petition.  Justices can reject an entire case based on review of the questions alone.  Rule 14.1 provides that they should be “expressed concisely in relation to [...]

2 Jul, 2015

Legal Writing Tips: Preparing a Cert. Petition

2019-03-18T18:47:26+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This post is designed to assist attorneys and pro se petitioners filing a booklet format petition in the United States Supreme Court.  A copy of the Court’s Rules, which establish the procedures that must be followed, is available here.  Be sure to read the following sections carefully: Rules 10-14 (Petitioning for certiorari) Rule 29 (Filing [...]

12 Feb, 2015

Filing Amici Briefs in the Same-Sex Marriage Cases

2019-03-18T18:47:30+00:00February 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

  In January, the Supreme Court granted cert. review of the same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to determine whether state-level bans against gay marriage, as well as state laws forbidding the recognition of gay marriages performed in other states, violate the federal Constitution.  All four cases – #14-556, #14-562, #14-571, and [...]