Rule 46. Considerations governing review of certiorari.

(a) Review by a writ of certiorari is not a matter of right, but of judicial discretion, and will be granted only for special and important reasons. The following, while neither controlling nor wholly measuring the Supreme Court's discretion, indicate the character of reasons that will be considered:

(1) When a panel of the Court of Appeals has rendered a decision in conflict with a decision of another panel of the Court of Appeals on the same issue of law;

(2) When a panel of the Court of Appeals has decided a question of state or federal law in a way that is in conflict with a decision of the Supreme Court;

(3) When a panel of the Court of Appeals has rendered a decision that has so far departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings or has so far sanctioned such a departure by a lower court as to call for an exercise of the Supreme Court's power of supervision; or

(4) When the Court of Appeals has decided an important question of municipal, state, or federal law which has not been, but should be, settled by the Supreme Court.

(b) After a petition for certiorari has been filed, the panel that issued the opinion of the Court of Appeals may issue a minute entry recommending that the Supreme Court grant the petition. Parties shall not request such a recommendation by motion or otherwise.