The Judicial Conference today announced proposed amendments to the federal rules. Among the proposed changes are a handful of small-bore changes to the appellate rules, namely:
- new disclosure-statement requirements for the government in some criminal appeals and for debtors in some bankruptcy appeals, and
- an end to the requirement for mailing paper copies of notices of appeal by district clerks and tax-case appellants.
A memo explaining the changes, authored by appellate rules advisory committee chair Judge Chagares, is here.