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Supreme Court extends filing deadline in response to COVID-19 outbreak

March 20, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline to file a petition for writ of certiorari in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new rule allows petitioners to file within 150 days of the lower court’s decision, an increase from the 90-day requirement ordinarily used.

The order submitted also clarifies that subsequent time extensions and motions to delay can be granted if difficulties arise from the COVID-19 outbreak, given that the requests are reasonable.

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