A Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Amici Brief, or other document prepared by the Supreme Court Press is easy to spot amongst a pile of court filings. Our books have a precise and consistent typeset, with beautiful balance and spacing. When you pick up a book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and fan open the pages, you expect the typography to be consistent from page to page — the same fonts, margins, spacing, etc. — and most importantly the same “Look and Feel.” The Supreme Court has the same requirements. Unlike an appellate brief which can be whipped up on a word processor and stapled, Supreme Court briefs are typeset and bound like books. This includes the appendix material (except for IFP filers). All of your appendix material must be extracted out of its original formats and translated into the Supreme Court format. This includes opinions, transcripts, forms, evidentiary items, etc. The Court does not permit you to photocopy items into the appendix— it must all be done from scratch and be typeset in a manner that conforms with the rules.
But being compliant with the rules is not enough to produce a beautiful document. Inexperienced or careless typesetting leads to awkward text, that is obviously unbalanced. Here are the most common problems that bad typesetting can produce:
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