Appellate Law

3rd Circuit 'Strongly' Disfavors Requests to Exceed Word Limits on Briefs

, The Legal Intelligencer


A single post on Twitter is limited to 140 characters. My column today consists of approximately 1,400 words. And, if you are preparing a brief to be filed in a federal appellate court, you also may need to be concerned with word counts, because the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure use a word count limit, rather than a page limit, to determine whether an appellate brief is within the applicable size limit.

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