A friend of mine had one prepared and filed but he had an attorney file it. Just was wondering how it was filled was it mailed or delivered and filed in person?
delivery by courier service, such as federal express, will do nicely. do not forget that there are multiple copies required and the other side must be served and the proof of service contained in what is filed with the Court.
You almost certainly need to use a professional printer because the Court uses a weird booklet format, rather then something you could do yourself with 8.5 x 11 paper. Printers in DC often hand deliver, but a petition or brief generally meets the deadline if it goes into FedEx by the filing deadline. (I say "generally" because there are exceptions.)
I've filed two Petitions for Writs of Certiorari in 33 years, and I can't imagine how you'd have a prayer for relief without a lawyer and a specialized Supreme Court printer. The booklets are intentionally weird-sized, the print and formatting is challenging, and service and filing require special skill. The lawyer does the drafting, but I relied on the printer for the filing. Nevertheless, the Court receives many, many pro se prisoner petitions annually, and once in a few blue moons, one gets granted cert. According to The Brethern, clerks are assigned to scour through the many pencil-scripted pro se petitions for a diamond in the rough, so at least a law clerk they might read them regardless of compliance with formalities. I suggest that you call the Clerk's Office and ask your procedural details. Unlike much busier and underfinanced city court clerks, the Supreme Court clerk's office tends to be quite polite and even helpful on the phone.
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