Supreme Court to Increase the Number of Electronic Filings Sometime in November 2017

The Supreme Court has decided to fully join the digital age by requiring that all documents filed in the Court also be submitted electronically. (Currently, only briefs at the merits stage are required to be sent to the Court electronically). Although the exact nature of how this is to be accomplished is currently under discussion and will require an amendment to its rules, it is clear that at least, for the foreseeable future, the Court will continue to require the filing of paper copies to meet its jurisdictional requirements. As the dust settles and the requirements become refined, we will write further.