Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Fifth Circuit Rules

Here you can read a "Notice of Proposed Amendments to Fifth Circuit Rules". Written comments on the proposed changes are due no later than August 15, 2006.

There are three proposed changes:

1) Adding language to Rule 8.10 (currently "Time Requirements for Habeas Petitions") to apply the rule to death-sentenced inmates "who seek to challenge their convictions, sentences, or the execution procedures (including but not limited to a suit filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983)[.]"

2) Eliminating from Rule 32.2 unnessary language regarding type-volume limitations in cross-appeals.

3) Adding a new Rule 28.7 and adding language to Rules 47.5.3 & 47.5.4 to make Fifth Circuit rules consistent with an amendment to Fed. R. App. P. 32.1 that will take effect on December 1, 2006 (permitting citation to unpublished opinions).


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