The Supreme Court of the United States today announced that it will entertain public comment on proposed revisions to its Rules. In addition to a number of technical changes, there are three more substantive amendments proposed.
First, a new Rule 34.7 sets forth procedures to be followed when a party seeks to file documents under seal.
Second, amendments to Rule 37 remove the requirement that a party seeking to file an amicus curiae brief either obtain consent of the parties or file a motion for leave to file the brief.
And third, an amendment to Rule 37.4 sets forth procedures governing amicus curiae briefs in connection with emergency applications.