US Supreme Court Filing Guides



SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20543-0001

October Term 2000

WILLIAM K. SUTER
CLERK OF THE COURT
(202) 479-3011


MEMORANDUM TO THOSE INTENDING TO PREPARE A PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI IN BOOKLET FORMAT AND PAY THE $300 DOCKET FEE.

     This memorandum is directed to those who intend to prepare a petition for a writ of certiorari in booklet format pursuant to Rule 33.1 and pay the $300 docket fee required by Rule 38(a). It highlights the most common mistakes observed by the Clerk's Office. By following these guidelines you may help to expedite the processing of your petition. If you have questions, they should be directed to either a new case analyst or the Chief Deputy Clerk. This memorandum is useful also for those preparingappeals under Rule 18. The Rules of the Supreme Court were adopted January 11, 1999, with an effective date of May 3, 1999.

 

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  2. Cover And Cover Page Information
  3. Questions Presented
  4. Parties To Proceeding
  5. Numbering Of Pages
  6. Contents Of Appendix
  7. Reproducing Documents In Appendix
  8. Binding
  9. Docket Fee
  10. Certificate Of Service
  11. Time For Filing
  12. Sample - Correct Type
  13. Sample - Incorrect Type
  14. Sample - Cover

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