Are machine copies allowed in Rules 46, 65?

Section 3 of Rule 46 does not require that all supporting papers and documents accompanying a petition be duplicate originals or certified true copies. What it explicitly directs is that all petitions originally filed before the Court of Appeals shall be accompanied by a clearly legible duplicate original or certified true copy of the judgment, order, resolution or ruling subject thereof. Similarly, under Rule 65, governing the remedies of certiorari, prohibition and mandamus, petitions for the same need to be accompanied only by duplicate originals or certified true copies of the questioned judgment, order or resolution. Other relevant documents and pleadings attached to such petitions may be mere machine copies thereof. (Garcia v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 171098, 26 February 2008, 546 SCRA 595, 603-604)

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