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Internal Operating Procedures
Petitions for Extraordinary Writs

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Internal Operating Procedures

XI.  Petitions for Extraordinary Writs

(a) Policy. Petitions for extraordinary writs generally are assigned to a screening Judge in the normal course, except that for judicial efficiency purposes, the processes for assignment of subsequent appeals (see Section III(b), above) will also apply to subsequent petitions.

(b) Procedure.

  • (1) A petition for an extraordinary writ is granted only by a panel. A screening Judge may order that a response be filed by the appropriate party before denying the petition or referring the matter to a panel selected in the normal process.

  • (2) Proceedings on petitions generally are given priority by the Court.