Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Rule changes are never exciting. (Heck, I fell asleep four times reviewing these.) But rule changes are important. Why? Because if you file a printed addendum instead of an appendix, Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe will leave Lawrence, Kansas, get into her car, drive to your office, and kick you in your appendix. Or something like that.
The rule changes include Fed-wide changes to bankruptcy appeals, as well as tweaks to the local rules for appendices and other housecleaning.
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (Effective 12/01/14)
The court's announcement notes that Fed. R. App. P. 6 (bankruptcy appeals) has been revised this year. Changes include:
Local Rules: All About Appendices
The following rules have been updated, mostly to deal with electronic appendices:
Why all the changes? Beginning January 1, 2015, electronic appendices will be required in all retained counsel civil and criminal cases (this does not apply to appeals where the appellant or appellee is represented by CJA counsel).
File your appendix electronically. Serve opposing counsel via ECF. Submit a single hard copy to the clerk's office.
There is also a procedure for requesting an exemption from electronic filing (see R. 25.3 and R 25.4), but do you really want to kill trees?
Send Your Comments via Email
The Tenth Circuit is taking comments via email (10th_Circuit_Clerk@ca10.uscourts.gov) on the proposed changes until October 20, 2014.