Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 14

indisputable right to the writ and why there are inadequate
alternative means to obtain the relief sought;
(4) include an appendix containing copies of any order
or decision or any other documents necessary to understand
and support the petition; and
(5) describe any public officer who is a respondent by
name and official title.
The requirements of Rules 3(f) (Payment of Fees) and
24 (Waiver of Filing Fee) apply to petitions. Upon receipt of
the filing fee (unless waived pursuant to Rule 24 (Waiver of
Filing Fee)), the Clerk will submit the petition to the Court.
(b) Form and Length of Documents; Translations.
(1) The requirements in Rule 32 (Form of Brief,
Appendices, and Other Documents) apply to petitions and
answers thereto, except that a petition or answer may not
exceed 20 pages. The petition shall be captioned: "[Name of
Petitioner], Petitioner, v. [Name and Title of Respondent],
See also
Rule 6 (Protection of Privacy); Rule 48
(Sealing of Cases).
(2) The requirements of Rule 3(h) (Translations) apply
to any non-English-language document appended to a petition
or an answer.
(c) Consolidated Petitions.
Petitions may be
consolidated by order of the Court on its own initiative or on a
party's motion. Any motion to consolidate must contain an
assertion of why consolidation is appropriate, be served on all
involved parties, and comply with the requirements of Rule 27
(d) Action on the Petition.
Unless the Court
concludes that the petition should be denied, the Court will
order the respondent(s) to file an answer to the petition within a
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