Thursday, January 15, 2015

Public Comment Period for Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Closes Next Month

By Charlie Ingrassia
Law Clerk to Hon. Susan F. Hutchinson, Illinois Appellate Court, Second District

The Association reminds the appellate bar that the public comment period for proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure closes on February 17, 2015. The proposed amendments include changes to rules governing tolling motions (Rule 4); length limits pertaining to appeals by permission (Rule 5); motions (Rule 27); cross-appeals (Rue 28.1); and petitions for panel rehearing (Rule 40); amicus curiae briefs (Rule 29); and computing and extending time (Rule 26); along with other proposals. 

Please click here for a complete list of proposed amendments and for information on how to submit a public comment. 

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