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March 30, 2022 Patricia McCabe (202) 479-3211


The Supreme Court of the United States today announced that it will entertain public comment on proposed revisions to its Rules. In addition to a number of technical changes, there are three more substantive amendments proposed. First, a new Rule 34.7 sets forth procedures to be followed when a party seeks to file documents under seal. Second, amendments to Rule 37 remove the requirement that a party seeking to file an amicus curiae brief either obtain consent of the parties or file a motion for leave to file the brief. And third, an amendment to Rule 37.4 sets forth procedures governing amicus curiae briefs in connection with emergency applications.

Copies of the proposed revisions are available from the Court's Public Information Office and on the Court's website at The Court last revised its Rules in April 2019. The proposed revisions are accompanied by "Clerk's Comments." These are not part of the Rules, but are furnished to assist readers in understanding the proposed changes.

Comments must be received by April 28, 2022. They should be submitted in writing to:

Clerk of the Court
Attn: Rules Committee
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20543


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