Monday, February 24, 2014

A change in the federal appellate rule on statements of facts

A recent change to the federal appellate rules is worth noting as law students work on briefs this spring. Where the former rule for briefs required both a statement of the case and a statement of facts, the new rule combines two in a single statement of the case, which is to include both the case’s facts and its procedural history.  Fed. R. App. P. 28(a)(6).  A committee note explains that the old requirement led to “confusion and redundancy.”  The new rule took effect on December 1, 2013.

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