My current petition at the Supreme Court of the United States is #21-1493. Lawyers get to file electronic copies of their filings. Pro-se parties (without an attorney), such as myself, have their petitions scanned. The Supreme Court Clerk scanned my petition duplex – every other page is blank.

The original PDF of #21-1493 that created for printing is much more readable:

[text below was written for #21-6444. It’s now out of date, I intend to go back and clean this up…]

I have a petition pending in the Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS]. That’s pretty good, right?

This is a placeholder page for more information about my SCOTUS petition. The Mad In America Foundation is publishing my essay on Thursday, February 17 2022. I’m optimistic that when SCOTUS posts its decisions from the February 18 conference on February 22nd, my petition will have some sort of positive decision. Or that it’s relisted.

All I’m asking is for the evidentiary hearing required by the case law. That was too much to ask the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. I’m hopefully SCOTUS will do its job.

Something I noticed is how the SCOTUS website is not optimized for SEO, in that the crawlers have no way to know how to get to my Petition’s docket page.

The Petitions are available for everyone to read, but you have to know to look to find them. SCOTUS Blog says they read all the paid petitions. I assume they count incrementally – The first paid petition docketed for the 2021 year is #21-1. I don’t know where the “in forma pauperis” numbers start. My petition is #21-6444.

None of the search engines find anything relevant on a search for “In re James Joseph Knochel”:

The search engines do show pages about my petition for extraordinary writ in the Court of Appeals. Court Listener has a generated a page about the 2-18-22 conference which includes my petition, but Court Listener does not link to the Petitions’ dockets at

Tomorrow I’ll check to see if my link at gets picked up by the search engines…