Appellate Procedure,  Briefing,  Legal Writing

Skilling’s 58,922-Word Brief Accepted by Fifth Circuit

The Law Blog reports that the Fifth Circuit has granted former CEO executive Jeff Skilling’s request to file an overlength brief. has posted the Fifth Circuit’s order, which allows Skilling to file his brief of 58,922 words — 44, 922 words over the normal limit, or more than 4 times the maximum length provided by the rules — and grants permission for the government to do the same.

My round-up of coverage on Skilling’s request several weeks ago, including links to substantive analyses of his arguments, appears here