Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States


Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States
ADOPTED January 27, 2003
EFFECTIVE May 1, 2003

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PART I. THE COURT
Rule 1 . Clerk
Rule 2 . Library
Rule 3 . Term
Rule 4 . Sessions and Quorum

PART II. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS
Rule 5 . Admission to the Bar
Rule 6 . Argument Pro Hac Vice
Rule 7 . Prohibition Against Practice
Rule 8 . Disbarment and Disciplinary Action
Rule 9 . Appearance of Counsel

PART III. JURISDICTION ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI
Rule 10 . Considerations Governing Review on Certiorari
Rule 11 . Certiorari to a United States Court of Appeals Before Judgment
Rule 12 . Review on Certiorari: How Sought; Parties
Rule 13 . Review on Certiorari: Time for Petitioning
Rule 14 . Content of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Rule 15 . Briefs in Opposition; Reply Briefs; Supplemental Briefs
Rule 16 . Disposition of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

PART IV. OTHER JURISDICTION
Rule 17 . Procedure in an Original Action
Rule 18 . Appeal from a United States District Court
Rule 19 . Procedure on a Certified Question
Rule 20 . Procedure on a Petition for an Extraordinary Writ

PART V. MOTIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Rule 21 . Motions to the Court
Rule 22 . Applications to Individual Justices
Rule 23 . Stays

PART VI. BRIEFS ON THE MERITS AND ORAL ARGUMENT
Rule 24 . Briefs on the Merits: In General
Rule 25 . Briefs on the Merits: Number of Copies and Time to File
Rule 26 . Joint Appendix
Rule 27 . Calendar
Rule 28 . Oral Argument

PART VII. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Rule 29 . Filing and Service of Documents; Special Notifications; Corporate Listing
Rule 30 . Computation and Extension of Time
Rule 31 . Translations
Rule 32 . Models, Diagrams, and Exhibits
Rule 33 . Document Preparation: Booklet Format; 8½- by 11-Inch Paper Format
Rule 34 . Document Preparation: General Requirements
Rule 35 . Death, Substitution, and Revivor; Public Officers
Rule 36 . Custody of Prisoners in Habeas Corpus Proceedings
Rule 37 . Brief for an Amicus Curiae
Rule 38 . Fees
Rule 39 . Proceedings In Forma Pauperis
Rule 40 . Veterans, Seamen, and Military Cases

PART VIII. DISPOSITION OF CASES
Rule 41 . Opinions of the Court
Rule 42 . Interest and Damages
Rule 43 . Costs
Rule 44 . Rehearing
Rule 45 . Process; Mandates
Rule 46 . Dismissing Cases

PART IX. DEFINITIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATE
Rule 47 . Reference to "State Court" and "State Law"
Rule 48 . Effective Date of Rules

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