Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(e), the court has determined that there is an immediate need to make a minor amendment to Local Rule 35.0(b) to be consistent with an amendment to Fed. R. App. P. 35(b)(2), which, effective December 1, 2016, converts page limits to word counts for petitions for rehearing/rehearing en banc prepared on a computer.
The amendment to Local Rule 35.0(b) is effective immediately. A copy of the amended rule is attached. Additions are indicated in italics; deletions are indicated in strike-out print. The court hereby invites public comments on the amendment. Comments should be submitted by January 3, 2017 and addressed to:
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02210