United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Local Rules & Internal Operating Procedures
January 25, 2021

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BRIEF OF AN AMICUS CURIAE

BRIEF OF AN AMICUS CURIAE
 
Local Rule 29(a) Leave to File Amicus Briefs
The Court will prohibit the filing of or strike an amicus brief that would result in the recusal of
a member of the panel that has been assigned to the case or in the recusal of a member of the en
banc court from a vote on whether to hear or rehear a case en banc.
Local Rule 29(b). Copies of Amicus Briefs
(1) During Consideration of Case on the Merits. If filed during consideration of the case on the merits, one paper copy and one electronic copy of the amicus brief must be filed. The Court will order the filing of additional paper copies for oral argument or if otherwise needed. Service of paper copies of the amicus brief is not required if the brief was served electronically on counsel and on any party not represented by counsel.
(2) During Consideration of Petition for Rehearing or Rehearing en Banc. If filed during consideration of whether to grant rehearing or rehearing en banc, one electronic copy of the amicus brief must be filed. No paper copies are required unless ordered by the Court. Service of paper copies of the amicus brief is not required if the brief was served electronically on counsel and on any party not represented by counsel.