(a) Writ proceedings governed.
Except as provided in (b), the rules in this chapter govern petitions to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for writs of mandate, certiorari, or prohibition, or other writs within the original jurisdiction of these courts. In all respects not provided for in these rules, rule 8.204 governs the form and content of documents in the proceedings governed by this chapter.
(b) Writ proceedings not governed.
These rules do not apply to proceedings for writs of mandate, certiorari, or prohibition in the appellate division of the superior court under rules 8.930-8.936, writs of supersedeas under rule 8.116, writs of habeas corpus except as provided in rule 8.384, writs to review orders setting a hearing under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26, writs under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.28 to review orders designating or denying a specific placement of a dependent child after termination of parental rights, and writs under rules 8.450-8.456 except as provided in rules 8.452 and 8.456, or writs under rules 8.495-8.498.
(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2014; previously amended effective July 1, 2012.)
Rule 8.485 amended effective January 1, 2014; adopted effective January 1, 2009; previously amended effective July 1, 2012.