Recent Judicial Council Action on Appellate Issues

The Judicial Council approved several recommendations of the Appellate Advisory Panel on the Council’s “consent agenda” for its October 26, 2007 meeting. Those recommendations include rule amendments/additions regarding costs and sanctions, designation of the record on appeal, clarification regarding extensions of time to appeal, overlength briefs in capital cases, and citation format. See the agenda (available as a PDF download here) for details.

If you’re interested in how the discussion items were actually debated at the meeting, the Council has made audio files of the meeting available, broken down by discussion item, here.