Jurisdictional question in Legal Research How-To Posted August 26 · Report reply 59 minutes ago, foolish said: I have jurisdictional question. A court of appeals affirmed a lowers decision recently I believe favorably to me under the circumstances. What state (or federal system in what state)? 59 minutes ago, foolish said: I filed a notice that I will be seeking certiorari to the SCOTUS and that mandate issue. Huh? If the appellate court's decision is favorable to you, why would you seek to appeal to SCOTUS? Also, what do the last four words of this sentence mean? The process for seeking certiorari is to file a petition for a writ of certiorari. You don't file a notice that you intend to do that, and unless there's some oddball state process involved, you wouldn't also seek a writ of mandate. 1 hour ago, foolish said: My question is do i have to wait for the mandate order to issue or can I refile an identical or similar complaint with the same court before mandate issues, so I won't waste any valuable time? Without context, this question makes virtually no sense. What mandate are you talking about? Why would you "refile an identical or similar complaint" -- with any court, much less the same court (same court as what)?