US Supreme Court Filing Guides



III. The Time for Filing You must file your petition for a writ of certiorari within 90 days from the date of the entry of the final judgment in the United States court of appeals or highest state appellate court or 90 days from the denial of a timely filed petition for rehearing. The issuance of a mandate or remittitur after judgment has been entered has no bearing on the computation of time and does not extend the time for filing. See Rules 13.1 and13.3. Filing in the Supreme Court means the actual receipt of documents by the Clerk or their deposit in the United States mail, with first-class postage prepaid, on or before the final date allowed for filing. The U. S. postmark governs as to the date of filing. See Rule 29.2. [ Back ] [ Index ] [ Next ]

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