Rule 28. Briefs Amendments to require that if oral argument is requested, the cover of a brief indicate “Oral
Arguemnt Requested” and the brief contain a short statement explaining why oral argument
should be held.
Rule 31. Filing and Service of Briefs Amendments provide that briefs will be filed in electronic format, presumably pdf, and the need
for a word processing version to be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Court is eliminated.
Rule 34. Oral Argument Amendments to outline when oral argument will or will not be permitted. These amendments are recommended due to the Joint Procedure Committee proposal that briefs be accepted in a portable document format, which adds difficulty to counting words.