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12 Jul, 2017

The Supreme Court’s Mailbox Rule

2019-04-19T16:12:02+00:00July 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

  Supreme Court Rule 29.2 – the Court’s Mailbox Rule – operates so that a document is filed if, on or before its due date, it is: Received by the Clerk; Shipped to the Clerk through the United States Postal Service using postmarked first-class mail (a commercial postage meter cannot be used); or Handed to a third-party commercial carrier for [...]

15 Jun, 2017

Choosing Your Shipping Methods with Supreme Court Rule 29

2019-03-18T18:47:16+00:00June 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Once a brief is finalized and ready for printing, one of the final decisions is the method of mailing for the service parties and the Court. Fortunately, Supreme Court Rule 29 provides the following straightforward guidelines for ensuring your document is filed and served in a timely manner. Filing The Court follows the mailbox rule–meaning [...]

23 Jun, 2016

An In-Depth Look at Supreme Court Rule 29 – Filing and Service

2016-06-23T19:47:56+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Sup. Ct. R. 29 governs the filing and service of Supreme Court documents.  Also known as the Court’s “mailbox rule,” Rule 29.2 operates so that a document is filed with the Court if, on or before the due date, it is: Received by the Clerk; Shipped to the Clerk through the United States Postal Service using postmarked [...]

26 Jan, 2016

Little Sisters of the Poor – Supreme Court Amici Covers and Service

2019-03-18T18:47:23+00:00January 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last November, the Supreme Court granted cert. review of the latest in a long series of challenges to the so-called birth-control mandate of the Affordable Care Act.  Petitioners have argued that the mandate places a burden on their religious exercise, even with an accommodation from the government.  All seven cases -- Nos. 14-1418, 14-1453, 14-1505, [...]

23 Jun, 2015

Whom Should I Serve in the Supreme Court?

2019-03-18T18:47:27+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

  Sup. Ct. R. 29 governs service of Supreme Court documents.  Rule 29.3 mandates that “three copies shall be served on each other party separately represented in the proceeding.”  Let’s take a look at how service is accomplished at the petition and merits stages. Petition-Stage Petition for Writ of Certiorari:* A petition must be served [...]

17 Jun, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Mailbox Rule

2019-03-18T18:47:35+00:00June 17th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Supreme Court Rule 29.2 – the Court’s Mailbox Rule – operates so that a document is filed if, on or before its due date, it is: Received by the Clerk; Shipped to the Clerk through the United States Postal Service using postmarked first-class mail (a commercial postage meter cannot be used); or Handed to a third-party commercial carrier for delivery [...]