US Supreme Court Filing Guides



I. Introduction These instructions and forms are designed to assist petitioners who are proceeding in forma pauperis and without the assistance of counsel. A copy of the Rules of the Supreme Court, which establish the procedures that must be followed, is also enclosed. Be sure to read the following Rules carefully:

Rules 10-14 (Petitioning for certiorari)
Rule 29 (Filing and service on opposing party or counsel)
Rule 30 (Computation and extension of time)
Rules 33.2 and 34 (Preparing pleadings on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper)
Rule 39 (Proceedings in forma pauperis)
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