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Notice of Proposed Amendment to 5th Circuit Rule 27

Friday, February 5, 2016

United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit

Notice of Proposed Amendment to 5TH CIR. R. 27

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, we give notice the court is considering amending 5TH CIR. R. 27 as shown below.

We will accept written comments for consideration on the proposed change through March 18, 2016. You may write to:

Clerk of Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
ATTN: Rule Changes
600 South Maestri Place
New Orleans, LA 70130

or send comments electronically to

Proposed amendment, add the following new rule:

27.1.20 To rule on an unopposed motion by the government or a defendant in a direct criminal appeal to gain access to matters sealed in the case and for use in prosecution of its appeal.

Lyle W. Cayce Clerk of Court