Q: If the tpr has filed and they took my parental rights and I've filed the appeals in supreme court.howdoufile us supreme
And they never ask family or a friend if they could take adoption or gaurdingship how do file for this
U.S. Supreme Court practice is among the most unique and highly specialized areas of law. Because the U.S. Supreme Court has discretionary jurisdiction, it chooses what cases it gets to hear and decide. In any given year, the court hears 50-60 of the 7,000-8,000 cases filed. So the vast majority of prospective cases are never heard or decided on the merits by the court. It is very important to frame your appeal as systemic wrong which recurs frequently that substantially affects the justice system and clearly articulate that your particular case isn't unique or different.
First and foremost, hire one of the few law firms that specialize in practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Goldstein & Russell, P.C. in Bethesda, Maryland is one such firm, although there are others. Choosing one of these firms and generously funding the appeal in a manner deserving of a case to be heard by the highest court in the nation will greatly increase the likelihood of your case even being heard. Enlisting the support of one or more major advocacy groups that frequently participates in U.S. Supreme Court cases can go a long way toward increasing the likelihood of convincing the court to hear your case. The good news is that, if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear your case, your odds of winning go up considerably. That's because it requires the affirmative vote of at least four justices for the court to agree to hear your case.
You can theoretically represent yourself pro se before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mind you, the last time a pro se litigant argued a case to the supreme court and won was 1978. It is very, very rare that a pro se litigant knows enough about the law and about practice before the U.S. Supreme Court to effectively represent himself. If you really want to do so, read the following Pro Se Handbook on Review in the US Supreme Court: http://prose.flabarappellate.org/chapter-21-based-on-seeking-review-in-the-u-s-supreme-court-from-the-office-of-the-clerk-supreme-court-of-the-united-states-washington-d-c-20543/
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