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does not apply to disciplinary actions or judicial review of a
dispute about the content of the record before the agency or
record of proceedings or subsequent Equal Access to Justice
Act (EAJA) applications, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d).
Practitioner's Note: Absent an order of the
Court, the time period for taking any action
under the Court's Rules is not tolled for the
time required to prepare for the staff
conference.
RULE 34. ORAL ARGUMENT
(a) In General.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for
Veterans Claims is a Court of national jurisdiction. Generally,
oral argument will be held in Washington, D.C. However, the
Court may hold oral argument anywhere in the United States.
Oral argument will be allowed only when ordered by the Court
and will be held where and when the Court orders.
(b)
Motion for Oral Argument.
Parties seeking oral
argument should submit a motion for oral argument not later
than 14 days after the reply brief is due or filed, whichever is
sooner. Such motion shall specify therein why such argument
will aid the Court. A motion for oral argument may not be
included in any brief. Oral argument normally is not granted
on nondispositive matters or matters being decided by a single
Judge.
(c)
Participation by Amicus Curiae in Oral
Argument.
An amicus curiae will be permitted to participate
in oral argument only at the invitation of the Court.
(d) Notice of Argument; Postponement; Additional
Time.
The Clerk shall advise all parties and issue a public
order as to when and where oral argument is to be heard and
the time to be allowed each party. A request for postponement
of the argument or for the allowance of additional time shall be
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