AAAL Lawyers Comment on the Proposed 2nd Circuit Local Rule Concerning the Word Count for Briefs

The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers submits the attached comment on the proposal by the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules ("Advisory Committee") to amend Rules 4, 5, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28.1, 29, 32, 35 and 40 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. When appropriate, the comment changes common to groups of rules, not each rule separately.