Rules and Procedures

Notice of Rescission of Circuit Rule 57

On September 20, 2021, this court issued notice of its intent to rescind Circuit Rule 57. No comments were received. The court hereby rescinds Circuit Rule 57 effective immediately.

Notice of Proposed Circuit Rule Change and Opportunity for Comment

Notice is hereby given that the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071 proposes rescission of Circuit Rule 57. The reason for the rescission is that Circuit Rule 57 conflicts with the more recently adopted Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 12.1. A copy of Circuit Rule 57 is provided below. Written comments on the proposed rule rescission were to be sent by October 20, 2021.

CIRCUIT RULE 57. Remands for Revision of Judgment

A party who during the pendency of an appeal has filed a motion under Fed. R.
Civ. P. 60(a) or 60(b), Fed. R. Crim. P. 35(b), or any other rule that permits the
modification of a final judgment, should request the district court to indicate
whether it is inclined to grant the motion. If the district court so indicates, this
court will remand the case for the purpose of modifying the judgment. Any party
dissatisfied with the judgment as modified must file a fresh notice of appeal.

Please see the notice for details.



 
  • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure  [effective Dec. 1, 2020]
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    Circuit Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
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  • Rules of Practice and Procedure (U.S. Courts.gov)
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  • Practitioner's Handbook for Appeals to the
    United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
      
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  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Operating Procedures
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  • Confidential Court Materials
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  • Judicial Conduct and Disability
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  • Federal Rule Changes
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  • Circuit Rule Changes
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  • Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit
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  • The Plan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    To Supplement the Plans of the Several United States District Courts within the Seventh Circuit


  • Notice of Adoption of Modifications to Circuit Rule 46(b) issued May 26, 2021

    On April 15, 2021, this court issued notice that it proposed modifications to Circuit Rule 46(b). No comments were received. The court hereby provides notice of the adoption of the modifications to Circuit Rule 46(b). The adoption of the modifications shall be effective immediately.

    Please see the notice for details.

    Please see the order issued for details.


    Notice of Adoption of Modifications to Circuit Rule 10 and Rescission of Circuit Rule 11

    On March 23, 2018, this court issued notice that it proposed modifications to Circuit Rule 10 and the rescission of Circuit Rule 11. The court has carefully considered the comments received.

    The court hereby provides notice of the adoption of the modifications to Circuit Rule 10 and the rescission of Circuit Rule 11. The adoption of the modifications to Circuit Rule 10 and the rescission of Circuit Rule 11 shall be effective immediately.



    Added:   Seventh Circuit Operating Procedure 11:

    11. Video-Recording Policy

    (a) Procedure.

    (1) Requests for Video-Recording; Timing. A request for video-recording must be submitted to the Clerk of the Court not later than one week before oral argument. The Clerk will refer requests to the assigned panel for decision.

    (2) Notice to Parties; Opportunity to Object. On receipt of a request for video-recording of oral argument, the Clerk of Court shall forward a copy of the request to the parties for their comment or objection. Comments or objections must be submitted not later than two business days before oral argument.

    (3) Discretion of the Panel. The assigned panel may authorize video-recording in its sole discretion. The panel will normally deny the request if one member objects.

    (4) Restrictions. The court’s video-recording system will record the judges and counsel at the podium, but no others. In particular, the system will not record counsel table, the gallery, or other people in the courtroom.

    (5) Other Photography and Video-Recording Prohibited. This policy is exclusive. All other photography and video-recording of oral argument remains prohibited.

    (6) Authority of the presiding judge. The presiding judge may waive the time limits listed in this policy and authorize the Clerk to accept a late request for video-recording or a late comment or objection from a party. The presiding judge may direct the cessation of video-recording at any time during oral argument.

    (7) Release of Video Recording. The Clerk shall release the video recording to the public as directed by the assigned panel.

    Technical Amendment to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 4: Subdivision (a)(4)(B)(iii).  House document 115-35 details: http://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/house_document_115-35_appellate_rules_0.pdf.   See also: News

      •  details of Circuit Rule changes effective December 01, 2016
      •  details of Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure changes effective December 01, 2016