Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Supreme Court issues order requiring shorter reply briefs.

Effective next Tuesday, February 16, 2010, the United States Supreme Court is mandating that advocates trim 1500 words from their reply briefs.  Until then, attorneys can still use 7500 words with which they can try to persuade the Court.  

According to the Legal Blog Watch:

In an explanatory comment on the change, the clerk of the Court said the Court was returning to a length close to what it had required in earlier years when it used page limits rather than word limits. The clerk explained that “[e]xperience has shown that the increased volume limit has allowed for the filing of some briefs that repeat previous arguments rather than address only new material presented in intervening briefs.”

You can also read more about the new rule change here at the Blog of the Legal Times.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

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