I read on Jane’s Law Blog about Andy Lowry’s motion to amend the appellate rules to allow for word counts. Andy is exactly right. This amendment should be made.
I like his demonstration on the different fonts and the discussion about margins.
The real issue is that the rules need to make filing briefs EASIER, not more difficult.
I commend Copeland Cook for their tremendous effort and work on the MRCP Revision Project. The Copeland Cook firm has submitted a detailed proposed rewrite of the MRCP. I’m busy right now, so I haven’t read through the entire submission. Some of it makes very good sense. I only wish they would show the differences between their changes and the FRCP. It will be very interesting to see what the Supreme Court does with this project, and whether the project outlives the terms of the Committee members.