Third Circuit Accepts One Brief, Rejects the Second

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the briefing in United States v. Auernheimer, the Third Circuit has now ruled: The Court accepted the government’s 120-page merits brief, but rejected the defense’s unopposed request to file an oversized reply brief in response. From the order: “Appellee’s motion for a word limit extension is granted. Appellant’s motion to file an oversized reply brief is denied. Appellant is directed to file an amended reply brief that complies with the word limitations of Fed R. App.P. 32(a)(7) within 10 days of the date of this order.” The good news is that this will get the case moving again. The bad news is that I have a lot of editing to do; expect very light (if not non-existent) blogging from me over the next 10 days.