AP reports that one of the new rules is that pro pers may no longer argue (see new rule 28.8 ["Oral arguments may be presented only by members of the Bar of this Court."]).
And the Supreme Court has also announced its new Clerk, Scott S. Harris (see press release).
PLUS -- New 9th Circuit Rules effective July 1 too!
Effective July 1, 2013, the Court adopted new Circuit Rule 27-14, Motions to Transmit
Exhibits and amended Circuit Rule 5-2, Number of Copies; Circuit Rule 11-4.4, Transmittal of
Clerk’s Record; Circuit Rule 15-1, Review or Enforcement of Agency Orders; Circuit Rule 15-3,
Pacific Northwest Power Act cases; Circuit Rule 15-4, Immigration Petitions for Review; Circuit
Rule 21-2, Extraordinary Writs Format; Circuit Rule 22-3, Second or Successive Applications;
Circuit Rule 25-5, Electronic Filing; Circuit Rule 27-1, Sealed Documents; Circuit Rule 30-1.10,
Presentence Reports; Circuit Rule 33-1, Mediation Office; and Circuit Rule 46-5, Restrictions on
Practice. The amendments may be found athttp://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000682