Notice of Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 22.1(e) and Rule 27.0(c)

Monday, December 10, 2012

 

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit hereby provides notice that it proposes the attached minor amendments to Local Rule 22.1(e) and Rule 27.0(c) necessitated by past rule changes. The second sentence of Local Rule 22.1(e) is corrected to cross-reference Local Rule 22.1(a), rather than former Local Rule 22.2(a). The requirement in Local Rule 27.0(c) that motions for summary disposition be accompanied by "four copies of a memorandum or brief" is stricken. Fed. R. App. P. 27(a)(2)(C) currently requires that legal arguments be made in the body of a motion, rather than in a separate brief or memorandum, and, with the advent of electronic case filing, this court no longer requires paper copies of motions. A copy of the proposed amended rules is attached. Additions are in italic print; deletions are in strike-out print.

The Court of Appeals invites public comment on the proposed amendments. Comments should be received by January 11, 2013, 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, MA 02210