Friday, December 16, 2016

The 9th Cir. Wants to Hear from You

Image result for 9th cir. logoPursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), comments are invited on proposed revisions to Circuit Rule 3-3(b), Preliminary Injunction Appeals; Circuit Rule 26-1, Filing Deadlines for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands; Circuit Rule 26-2, Three Day Service Allowance; and Circuit Rule 31-2.1, Time for Service and Filing. The proposed changes respond to recent modifications to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 26(c) that eliminated the extra three days for electronic service of a document, and to anticipated future changes to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure to extend the presumptive reply brief deadlines from 14 days to 21 days. The amendments to the circuit rules (1) abrogate as unnecessary the existing extensions to deadlines where electronic service is used and (2) extend the existing presumptive deadlines for reply briefs from 14 to 21 days.
Please direct comments to Molly C. Dwyer, Clerk of Court at, and Susan V. Gelmis, Chief Deputy Clerk at Comments must be submitted no later than January 30, 2017.