Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Now Available: Revised Supreme Court Rules Effective October 1, 2007

The Supreme Court has adopted revisions to its rules, which will take effect on October 1, 2007 (subject to certain exceptions). The revised rules are available here, and a detailed summary of the revisions is available on SCOTUSblog. Highlights:
  • increase in the fee for admission to the Supreme Court Bar from $100 to $200
  • word limits in lieu of page limits (except that page limits still apply to IFP cert petitions, briefs in opposition, and other documents listed in Rule 33.2(b))
  • deadlines for response and reply briefs reduced from 35 to 30 days
  • changes to deadlines for amicus filings, and additional notice and disclosure requirements for amici
  • electronic versions of merits briefs now required, in addition to paper filings


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