In light of continuing feedback from practitioners, the Fourth Circuit published additional proposed amendments to Local Rules 25(a) and 32(b) today.  These amendments are part of ongoing efforts to bring the Fourth Circuit’s Local Rules into compliance with the e-filing world.  Today’s proposed amendments make the following changes:

• Increasing the number of additional words allowed in principal briefs that cite to both the paper appendix and electronic record from 100 to 200; and

• Addressing the filing of the administrative record in agency review and enforcement cases and social security appeals.

 Absent further amendments, all of the proposed e-filing amendments will take effect July 2, 2012.