Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Supreme Court Changes "No-Citation" Rule for Federal Courts

Legal Times is reporting that the Supreme Court has adopted a rule that will prevent federal circuits from having "no citation" rules for unpublished opinions. Under the new rule, attorneys will be able to cite to unpublished opinions, but the courts will still be able to determine what weight to give these opinions.

Apparently, Congress can prevent this rule from going into effect if it acts before December 1st.