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Proposed Change to Local Rules to Add Civil Local Rule 7(k)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Local Rules Committee proposes the following addition to the Local
Rules.  Any comments should be submitted to Stephen Dries, Clerk of Court,
via email at by May 1, 2018.

Proposed Local Rule 7(k): If pertinent and significant authorities relevant
to an issue raised in a pending motion come to a party’s attention after a
party’s final brief on the motion has been filed, the party may file a
Notice of Supplemental Authority, attaching the new authority, without
leave of the court. The Notice of Supplemental Authority may not contain
any argument but may identify the page or section in the filed briefs to
which the authority is relevant.

Committee Comment: The Notice of Supplemental Authority should be submitted
in the following format: “[Case name and citation],, is relevant to [page
or section] of [title of brief, ECF No __].” The rule does not contemplate
a response by any party absent extraordinary circumstances.