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How To File A Habeas Corpus Petition or Appeal ...



Pro se inmate institutional mail rule

Habeas corpus

A. Certificate of appealability

1. Notice of appeal

2. Docketing/filing fee

3. Appeal following issuance of COA

B. Second or successive petition for a writ of habeas corpus

C. Petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case

Appeals that raise civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (state prisoners) and Bivens (federal prisoners)

A. Prisoner authorization form

B. Docketing/filing fee

C. Notice of appeal

Failure to file forms, briefs, and other documents

Appeals clerks in the District Courts

Second Circuit Clerk's Office



Revised February 1, 2014