February 19, 2014
JASON CHRIST, Petitioner,
HON. JOHN LARSON, MISSOULA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE, Respondent.
Pro se Petitioner Jason Christ has filed a Motion for Extension of time to file a petition for rehearing. In the motion, Christ indicated that the Petition had been mailed with sufficient postage. The motion was received via facsimile on February 12, 2014. The Petition for rehearing was received on February 13, 2014.
M. R. App. P. 20 requires a finding of "unusual merit" to justify an extension of time. We do not find a showing of unusual merit has been made here; however the Petition arrived only one day past the due date. Therefore, IT IS ORDERED that the Clerk is directed to file the Petition for Rehearing with a filing date of February 13, 2014. The response to the Petition for Rehearing, if any, shall be filed within 15 days from the date hereof.
The Clerk is directed to provide a copy hereof to Hon. John Larson, counsel of record and to Jason Christ.