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Rule 47. Transmission of record; joint and separatepetitions; cross-petitions; parties.

(a) Joint and separatepetitions; cross-petitions. Parties interested jointly, severally, or otherwisein a decision may join in a petition for a writ of certiorari; any one or moreof them may petition separately; or any two or more of them may join in apetition. When two or more cases are sought to be reviewed on certiorari andinvolve identical or closely related questions, it will suffice to file asingle petition for a writ of certiorari covering all the cases. Across-petition for writ of certiorari shall not be joined with any otherfiling. 

(b) Parties. All partiesto the proceeding in the Court of Appeals shall be deemed parties in theSupreme Court, unless the petitioner notifies the Clerk of the Supreme Court inwriting of the petitioner's belief that one or more of the parties below haveno interest in the outcome of the petition. A copy of such notice shall beserved on all parties to the proceeding below, and a party noted as no longerinterested may remain a party by notifying the clerk, with service on the otherparties, that the party has an interest in the petition. 

(c) Transmission ofrecord. When a petition for writ of certiorari is granted, the Clerk of theSupreme Court shall notify the Clerk of the Court of Appeals to transmit therecord on appeal to the Supreme Court.