Please refer to the 8 Aug 06 entry in News and Updates for details on Dennis Bradley's filing with the Supreme Court in favor of veteran's rights.


Writing to the United States Supreme Court - A Template To Follow


GETTING THE INFORMATION TO THE INDIVIDUALS
When a case comes before the US Supreme Court, each individual Supreme Court Judge considers the merits of the case and weights in with their individual opinion both in accepting cases to hear and ultimately ruling on that issue. Occasionally, the Judges work together when they see their shared views would benefit the brevity and expediency of writing their particular opinions. However, to insure that each Judge is provided with the same information, there is no "general letter" that can be sent and shared; you must write to each of the Judges as individuals.

TEMPLATES
This is not as difficult as it first may seem. A template letter can be created and an identical copy can be sent to each of the Judges. At present, there are 9 Judges that make up the US Supreme Court. So 9 identical letters would need to be mailed so that each individual would receive the same information.

PROTOCOLS
In writing to the Justices (Judges) of the Supreme Court, there are certain "rules" that need to be followed, specifically in how to address these individuals with their proper titles.
FOR THE ENVELOPE address to a Supreme Court Justice, the following format should be followed:
If writing to the Chief Justice, the following format should be followed:

The Honorable John G. Roberts
Chief Justice of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543

If writing to any of the remaining 8 Justices (known as Associate Justices), the following format should be followed:

The Honorable (insert name)
Associate Justice of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543

THE LETTER itself should be started as follows:
If writing to the Chief Justice, the letter should start:
Dear Mr. Chief Justice:

If writing to any of the 8 Associate Justices, the letter should start:
Dear Justice (insert name):

SUPREME COURT JUSTICES' NAMES
The Justices of the US Supreme Court are:
The Honorable John G. Roberts (Chief Justice)
The Honorable John Paul Stevens
The Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
The Honorable Anthony Kennedy
The Honorable David Souter
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Honorable Stephen Breyer

THE TEMPLATE LETTER
Since we are writing to the Supreme Justices requesting that they hear the Appeal of Case 06-158 as worthy of their time and energies, the letter can be as simple as this:

Dear Justice (insert name):
I am writing to request that you hear the Appeal of Case 06-158 which addresses the handling and disposition of compensation claims filed with the Department of Veteran Affairs. I feel the issues at hand are well worth your attention, as they address several points of law which I feel fall far short of the Standards of Law dealing with Due Process and Conflict of Interest. Please give the time and energy required to hear this appeal before the bar. Thank you for your consideration of this matter.

Sincerely,
(Your Name)


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