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Statutory Interpretation – Rule 32(f) – Form of Briefs

This case came to my attention, as motions judge, when the appellees sought permission to file a brief containing more words than the 14,000 permitted by Fed. R. App. P. 32(a)(7) and Circuit Rule 32(c). Jay Vermillion, the appellant, represented that his brief contains fewer than 14,000 words, after excluding the portions not counted by Rule 32(f).

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Chief justice: Increasing private bar rate, review of ‘evidence-based’ decision making among priorities

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack recently announced that the high court’s priorities this term will include not only working with the Legislature on increasing the private bar rate and increasing the ranks of state prosecutors, but also reviewing the work of the state’s court system.

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