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U.S. Supreme Court — Specification Chart


Pursuant to Rules
Effective February 16, 2010
Rule No(s). Word Limit Cover Colors*
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari; Motion for Leave to File a Bill of Complaint and Brief in Support; Jurisdictional Statement; Petition for an Extraordinary Writ 14, 17.3, 18.3, 20.2 9,000 WHITE
Brief in Opposition; Brief of Respondent or Appellee in Support of Petition; Brief in Opposition to Motion for Leave to File an Original Action; Motion to Dismiss or Affirm; Brief in Opposition to Mandamus or Prohibition; Response to a Petition for Habeas Corpus 15.3, 12.6, 17.5, 18.6, 20.3(b),
20.4(b)
9,000 ORANGE
Brief for an Amicus Curiae at the Petition Stage or pertaining to a Motion for Leave to file a Bill of Complaint 37.2 6,000 CREAM
Reply to Brief in Opposition; Brief Opposing a Motion to Dismiss or Affirm 15.6, 17.5, 18.8 3,000 TAN
Supplemental Brief 15.8, 17, 18.10, 25.5 3,000 TAN
Joint Appendix 26 No word limits TAN
Brief on the Merits for Petitioner or Appellant; Exceptions by Plaintiff to Report of Special Master 24, 17 15,000 LIGHT BLUE
Brief on the Merits for Respondent or Appellee; Brief on the Merits for Respondent or Appellee Supporting Petitioner or Appellant; Exceptions by Party Other than Plaintiff to Report of Special Master 24.2, 12.6, 17 15,000 LIGHT RED
Brief for an Amicus Curiae in Support of the Plaintiff, Petitioner, or Appellant, or in Support of Neither Party, on the Merits or in an Original Action at the Exceptions Stage 37.3 9,000 LIGHT GREEN
Brief for an Amicus Curiae in Support of the Defendant, Respondent, or Appellee, on the Merits or in an Original Action at the Exceptions Stage 37.3 9,000 DARK GREEN
Reply to Plaintiff’s Exceptions to Report of Special Master 17 15,000 ORANGE
Reply Brief on the Merits 24.4 6,000 YELLOW
Reply to Exceptions by Party Other than Plaintiff to Report of Special Master 17 15,000 YELLOW
Petition for Rehearing 44 3,000 TAN

Note: Forty (40) copies of any of the above documents are required for filing.

* Cover colors of briefs not included in this list should be TAN (Rule 33.1 (e)). There must be adequate contrast between printed text and the color of the cover.

† Include on cover the date certiorari was applied for and the date certiorari was granted, or date of docketing the appeal and date of the noting of probable jurisdiction.

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