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Rule 49. Petition forwrit of certiorari.

(a) Contents. The petition for a writ of certiorari shallcontain, in the order indicated:

(a)(1) A list of all parties to the proceeding in the courtwhose judgment is sought to be reviewed, except where the caption of the casein the Supreme Court contains the names of all parties.

(a)(2) A table of contents with page references.

(a)(3) A table of authorities with cases alphabeticallyarranged and with parallel citations, agency rules, court rules, statutes, andauthorities cited, with references to the pages of the petition where they arecited.

(a)(4) The questions presented for review, expressed in theterms and circumstances of the case but without unnecessary detail. Thestatement of the questions should be short and concise and should not beargumentative or repetitious. General conclusions, such as "the decisionof the Court of Appeals is not supported by the law or facts," are notacceptable. The statement of a question presented will be deemed to compriseevery subsidiary question fairly included therein. Only the questions set forthin the petition or fairly included therein will be considered by the SupremeCourt.

(a)(5) A reference to the official and unofficial reports ofany opinions issued by the Court of Appeals.

(a)(6) A concise statement of the grounds on which thejurisdiction of the Supreme Court is invoked, showing:

(a)(6)(A) the date of the entry of the decision sought to bereviewed;

(a)(6)(B) the date of the entry of any order respecting arehearing and the date of the entry and terms of any order granting anextension of time within which to petition for certiorari;

(a)(6)(C) reliance upon Rule 47(c), where a cross-petitionfor a writ of certiorari is filed, stating the filing date of the petition fora writ of certiorari in connection with which the cross-petition is filed; and

(a)(6)(D) the statutory provision believed to conferjurisdiction on the Supreme Court.

(a)(7) Controlling provisions of constitutions, statutes,ordinances, and regulations set forth verbatim with the appropriate citation.If the controlling provisions involved are lengthy, their citation alone willsuffice and their pertinent text shall be set forth in the appendix referred toin subparagraph (10) of this paragraph.

(a)(8) A statement of the case. The statement shall firstindicate briefly the nature of the case, the course of the proceedings, and itsdisposition in the lower courts. There shall follow a statement of the factsrelevant to the issues presented for review. All statements of fact andreferences to the proceedings below shall be supported by citations to therecord on appeal or to the opinion of the Court of Appeals.

(a)(9) With respect to each question presented, a direct andconcise argument explaining the special and important reasons as provided inRule 46 for the issuance of the writ.

(a)(10) An appendix containing, in the following order:

(a)(10)(A) copies of all opinions, including concurring anddissenting opinions, and all orders, including any order on rehearing,delivered by the Court of Appeals in rendering the decision sought to bereviewed;

(a)(10)(B) copies of any other opinions, findings of fact,conclusions of law, orders, judgments, or decrees that were rendered in thecase or in companion cases by the Court of Appeals and by other courts or byadministrative agencies and that are relevant to the questions presented. Eachdocument shall include the caption showing the name of the issuing court oragency, the title and number of the case, and the date of its entry; and

(a)(10)(C) any other judicial or administrative opinions ororders that are relevant to the questions presented but were not entered in thecase that is the subject of the petition.

If the material that is required by subparagraphs (7) and(10) of this paragraph is voluminous, they may be separately presented.

(b) Form of petition. The petition for a writ of certiorarishall comply with the form of a brief as specified in Rule 27.

(c) No separate brief. All contentions in support of apetition for a writ of certiorari shall be set forth in the body of thepetition, as provided in subparagraph (a)(9) of this rule. The petitioner shallnot file a separate brief in support of a petition for a writ of certiorari. Ifthe petition is granted, the petitioner will be notified of the date on whichthe brief in support of the merits of the case is due.

(d) Page limitation. The petition for a writ of certiorarishall be as short as possible, but may not exceed 20 pages, excluding thesubject index, the table of authorities, any verbatim quotations required bysubparagraph (a)(7) of this rule, and the appendix.

(e) Absence of accuracy, brevity, and clarity. The failureof a petitioner to present with accuracy, brevity, and clarity whatever isessential to a ready and adequate understanding of the points requiringconsideration will be a sufficient reason for denying the petition.