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Rule 51. Disposition ofpetition for writ of certiorari.

(a) Order after consideration.After consideration of the documents distributed pursuant to Rule 50, theSupreme Court will enter an order denying the petition or granting the petitionin whole or in part. The order shall be decided summarily, shall be withoutoral argument, and shall not constitute a decision on the merits. The clerkshall not issue a formal writ unless directed by the Supreme Court.

(b) Grant of petition.

(b)(1) Whenever an ordergranting a petition for a writ of certiorari is entered, the Clerk of theSupreme Court forthwith shall notify the Clerk of the Court of Appeals andcounsel of record.

(b)(2) If the record has notpreviously been filed, the Clerk of the Supreme Court shall request the clerkof the court with custody of the record to certify it and transmit it to theSupreme Court.

(b)(3) The clerk shall file therecord and give notice to the parties of the date on which it was filed and thedate on which petitioner's brief is due.

(b)(4) Rules 24 through 31shall govern briefs, argument, and disposition of the petition for writ ofcertiorari. In applying Rules 24 through 31, the petitioner shall stand in theplace of the appellant and the respondent in the place of the appellee. In lieuof providing the citation or statements required by Rules 24(a)(5)(A) and (B),the statement of the issues presented for review as required by Rule 24(a)(5)shall include, for each issue, a statement and citation showing that the issuewas presented in the petition for certiorari or fairly included therein.

(c) Denial of petition.Whenever a petition for a writ of certiorari is denied, an order to that effectwill be entered, and the Clerk of the Supreme Court forthwith will notify theCourt of Appeals and counsel of record.