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petition for certiorari

 

Checklist of Procedural Steps to Filing a Petition for Certiorari

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Sample Certiorari Petitions
This sample "Me Too" petition (following Cunningham) asks the Court to grant cert on an issue that it is already considering.

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This sample petition asks the Court to grant cert on an issue that is not already before the Court.

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Sample Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

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Sample Petitioner's Affidavit in Support of Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

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Sample Certificate of Service

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Compensation/Expansion Policy for Certiorari Petitions
For Supreme Court cases, appellate counsel does not need to move to expand the appointment to file a certiorari petition. The petition is covered by the Supreme Court appointment.

Link to the claims manual (PDF) and search under the topic "certiorari petitions" to review the compensation/expansion policy for cert petitions in cases where review was not granted by the Supreme Court, and the appointment order is from the Court of Appeal.

View a sample request to expand appointment to file a cert petition (following Cunningham).

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules of Court

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Application for Admission to Practice before the U.S. Supreme Court

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Instructions for Admission to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

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U.S. Supreme Court Clerk's Guide to Prospective Indigent Petitioners (2012 version)

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U.S. Supreme Court Docket (external link)

 

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