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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT ORDER

The court published proposed amendments to 5TH CIRCUIT RULE 35.5 for public comment pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071. The period for comment has expired. After considering the comments presented, the court hereby adopts the proposed change.

The approved Amendment to 5TH CIRCUIT RULE 35.5 follows:

35.5 Length. See FED.R.APP.P. 35(b)(2). The statement required by Fed. R. App. P. 35(b)(1) is included in the limit and is not a “certificate[ ] of counsel” that is excluded by Fed. R. App P. 32(f).

The amended rule is effective April 2, 2018.

 

Here are links to the revised rules:

http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/docs/default-source/forms-and-documents—clerks-office/rules/federalrulesofappellateprocedure.pdf

http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/docs/default-source/forms-and-documents—clerks-office/rules/5thcir-iop