Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 30

(d) Form and Content.
An amicus brief must comply
with Rules 25 (Filing and Service), 28(a)(1), (2), (5), and (6),
28(h) and (i) (Briefs), 30 (Citation of Certain Authority), and 32
(Form of Briefs, Appendices, and Other Documents); state, at
the outset of the brief, which party the amicus curiae supports,
if any, and the interest of the amicus curiae; and provide a
concise statement of the identity of the amicus curiae, its
interest in the case, and the source of its authority to file. The
brief must avoid repeating the parties' briefs and should focus
on the points not made or not emphasized in them.
(e) Length.
An amicus brief may be no more than
one-half the maximum length authorized by these Rules for a
party's principal brief. If the Court grants a party permission to
file a longer brief, that extension does not affect the length of
an amicus brief.
(f) Reply Brief.
An amicus curiae may not file a reply
(a) Citation of Nonprecedential Authority.
A party,
intervenor, or amicus curiae may not cite as precedent any
action designated as nonprecedential by the Court or any other
court, or that was withdrawn after having been published in a
reporter, except when the cited action has binding or preclusive
effect in the case on appeal (such as via the application of the
nonprecedential by this Court or any other court may be cited
only for the persuasive value of their logic and reasoning,
provided that the party states that no clear precedent exists on
point and the party includes a discussion of the reasoning as
applied to the instant case. With the exception of decisions of
this Court available electronically, a copy of any unpublished
action referred to shall be attached to the document containing
the reference.
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