INFORMATION SHEET FOR FILING PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI 1. Review on writ of certiorari is not a matter of right but of judicial discretion. Certiorari will be granted only for compelling reasons. See Rule 10 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States. To be timely, a petition for writ of certiorari must be filed with the Clerk of the United States Supreme Court within 90 days of entry of judgment. The time to file a petition for writ of certiorari runs from the date of entry of the judgment sought to be reviewed, and not from the date of issuance of the mandate. If a petition for rehearing is timely filed in the court of appeals, the time to file the petition for writ of certiorari for all parties runs from the date of the denial of the petition for rehearing or, if the petition for rehearing is granted, the subsequent entry of judgment. See Rule 13 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States. The form and contents of the petition for writ of certiorari must comply with Rules 12 and 14 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States. The petition must be accompanied by the $300 docket fee, payable to the Clerk of the United States Supreme Court, or by an application to proceed in forma pauperis. The record is retained in the lower court pending notification from the Clerk of the Supreme Court that it should be transmitted. Additional information on filing a petition for writ of certiorari is available on the Supreme Court's web site at www.supremecourtus.gov. You may contact the Supreme Court at: Clerk Supreme Court of the United States 1 First Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20543-0001 Phone: 202-479-3000
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