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Rule 48. Time for petitioning.

(a) Timeliness of petition. Apetition for a writ of certiorari must be filed with the Clerk of the SupremeCourt within 30 days after the entry of the final decision by the Court ofAppeals. The docket fee shall be paid at the time of filing the petition.

(b) Refusal of petition. Theclerk will refuse to receive any petition for a writ of certiorari which isbeyond the time indicated in paragraph (a) of this rule or which is notaccompanied by the docket fee.

(c) Effect of petition forrehearing. The time for filing a petition for a writ of certiorari runs fromthe date the decision is entered by the Court of Appeals, not from the date ofthe issuance of the remittitur. If a petition for rehearing that complies withRule 35(a) is timely filed by any party, the time for filing the petition for awrit of certiorari for all parties runs from the date of the denial of thepetition for rehearing or of the entry of a subsequent decision entered uponthe rehearing.

(d) Time for cross-petition.

(d)(1) A cross-petition for awrit of certiorari must be filed:

(d)(1)(A) within the timeprovided in Subdivisions (a) and (c) of this rule; or

(d)(1)(B) within 30 days of thefiling of the petition for a writ of certiorari.

(d)(2) Any cross-petition timelyonly pursuant to paragraph (d)(1)(B) of this rule will not be granted unless atimely petition for a writ of certiorari of another party to the case isgranted.

(d)(3) The docket fee shall bepaid at the time of filing the cross-petition. The clerk shall refuse anycross-petition not accompanied by the docket fee.

(d)(4) A cross-petition for awrit of certiorari may not be joined with any other filing. The clerk of thecourt shall refuse any filing so joined.

(e) Extension of time.

(e)(1) The Supreme Court, upon ashowing of good cause, may extend the time for filing a petition or across-petition for a writ of certiorari upon motion filed not later than 30days after the expiration of the time prescribed by paragraph (a) or (c) ofthis rule. Responses to such motions are disfavored and the court may rule atany time after the filing of the motion. No extension shall exceed 30 days pastthe prescribed time or 14 days from the date of entry of the order granting themotion, whichever occurs later, and no more than one extension will be granted.

(e)(2) The Supreme Court, upon ashowing of good cause or excusable neglect, may extend the time for filing apetition or a cross-petition for a writ of certiorari upon motion filed notlater than 30 days after the expiration of the time prescribed by paragraph (a)or (c) of this rule, whichever is applicable. No extension shall exceed 30 dayspast the prescribed time or 14 days from the date of entry of the ordergranting the motion, whichever occurs later, and no more than one extensionwill be granted.

(f) Seven copies of the petitionfor a writ of certiorari, one of which shall contain an original signature,shall be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Court.