As explained in Part One of this two-part blog article posting, I was asked to conduct research the steps to file a petition for writ of certiorari and a brief of amicus curiae in the United States Supreme Court (USSC). [...] Read More
Filing A Petition For Writ Of Certiorari & Brief Of Amicus Curiae To The United States Supreme Court – Part 2 of 2August 22nd, 2019 by Paetra Brownlee
Filing A Petition For Writ Of Certiorari & Brief Of Amicus Curiae To The United States Supreme Court – Part 1 of 2July 11th, 2019 by Paetra Brownlee
I was recently asked by a fellow attorney to research how to file a petition for writ of certiorari and a brief of amicus curiae in the United States Supreme Court (USSC). This is the first of two articles that will address, in limited scope, filing:¹
- A petition for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court, on review from a judgment or order entered by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
- An amicus curiae brief at the petition stage
These articles will not address the rules pertaining to filing an amicus curiae brief at the merits stage or oral argument stage, a cross-petition for writ of certiorari, a response to any petition, an initial brief on the merits, procedures related to a case before the Court at the oral argument stage, etc. (more…)
On March 6, 2019, Michael (Mike) Brownlee of The Brownlee Law Firm had the honor of presenting oral argument to the Florida Supreme Court in case number SC18-674. Because the case involves children and an adoption proceeding, the Florida Supreme Court ordered that the briefing in the case be sealed.
As a result, we cannot share the briefs with the world as we do with most of our other appeals. But we can invite you to watch Mr. Brownlee’s oral argument. (more…)
Effective January 1, 2019!
On October 25, 2018, the Florida Supreme Court issued an order adopting proposed amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. The aspect of the order that will have the biggest impact on the appellate process in Florida is the change to the briefing deadlines for many Florida appeals and original proceedings.
The general theme of the amendments is that most deadlines triggered by service of an order or document have been extended.
Deadlines triggered by the filing of a document, on the other hand, have not been changed by the amendments. (more…)