Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States


ADOPTED January 27, 2003
EFFECTIVE May 1, 2003




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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