The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit adopted a change to its rules this month.
The approved amendment is as follows:
FIFTH CIRCUIT RULE 35.5
35.5 Length. See Fed. R. App. P. 35(b)(2). The statement required by Fed. R. App. P. 35(b)(1) is included in the limit and is not a “certificate[ ] of counsel” that is excluded by Fed. R. App. P. 32(f).
The amended rule, which went into effect April 2, 2018, was approved by the court following a public comment period that ended March 9.