Order from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Tolling Some Deadlines

Keywords: Federal Court, 2nd Circuit, Appeals, Filings, Deadlines

As the limitations on social interactions in public spaces continue to expand locally and nationally to address the COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of the nation’s business have been disrupted. To minimize the disruption to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s operations, ensure the Court’s ability to organize its docket and eliminate the need for litigants to file a motion seeking an extension of time to comply with filing deadlines,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all filing dates and other deadlines set out in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Court’s Local Rules and the Court’s orders are extended or tolled, as may be appropriate, by 21 days. This extension is effective today through May 17, 2020. Notwithstanding this extension, a judge or panel, by order issued after March 13, 2020, may direct a filing date that is not within the scope of this order. See FRAP 2.

With regard to brief filing dates in counseled civil cases, the automatic dismissal provision in the order that set the original filing date remains in effect.

The due date for a notice of appeal, petition for review or other document that confers jurisdiction on the Court is not affected by this order. The filing dates for those papers remain as stated in the statute or rule that confers jurisdiction.

Robert A. Katzmann
Chief Judge


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