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The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has proposed changes to its local rules. The court offers for public comment four categories of changes:
1. Amendments to time deadlines to comply with the proposed December 1, 2009 amendments to the FED. R. APP. P.
2. Replacing the word “shall” with “will” to be consistent with the previous linguistic preference in the FED. R. APP. P.
3. Modifications to our attorney admissions requirements, (Rule 46.1); and an updated reference to the May 2008, 5th Circuit Judicial Misconduct Rules, in Rule 47.9.
4. Addition of rules governing electronic case filing.
Comments must be received by August 10, 2009.
The full text of the proposals can be found at the USDC Northern District of Texas website.