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Certiorari Petitions

Suggestions adapted from Zimmerman's Research Guide Online Legal Research Encyclopedia on where to find Cert. Petitions: 

  1. Get the petition from from the SCOTUSblog, if the case is relatively recent  and notable (2007-present)
  2. Search Westlaw most cert. granted cases starting in 1985, plus selected petitions back to 1960
  3. Search Google
  4. Look up the attorney who filed the petition, call and ask him/her to send you a copy.
  5. If cert has been granted recently, you may be able to get a copy by calling the Court's Public Information Office (202-479-3211)
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