La. Supreme Court information and resources on COVID-19
LASC extends deadlines because of COVID-19

SCOTUS response to COVID-19 emergency

Like other courts nationwide, the Supreme Court of the United States’ building is now closed to the general public. The building is, however, open for official business. Yesterday, the Court issued an order giving litigants relief from some deadlines. In a nutshell, the order does two things:

  1. It extends the delay for filing a petition for certiorari under Rule 13 from 90 days to 150 days.
  2. It authorizes the clerk of court to grant certain extensions “as a matter of course” if the reasons for the extension are “difficulties related to COVID-19” and the length of the extension is reasonable.

To download a copy of the order, follow this link.


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