Friday, September 30, 2005

Judicial Conference Endorses Citing of Unpublished Opinions

The ABA Journal eReport is reporting that the Judicial Conference has endorsed a new Rule 32.1 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. This rule would allow lawyers and litigants nationwide to cite unpublished federal circuit court opinions. Assuming U.S. Supreme Court approval and barring any opposition from Congress, the rule would take effect on January 1, 2007.

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