STATE OF FLORIDA et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES et al

Filing 168

USCA PROCEDURAL LETTER re: 161 NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 37 Order on Motion to Intervene, 64 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, 150 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, & 151 Final Judgment by ROBERT P SMITH, JR, USCA Appeal #11-10894-H. (tl)

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT ELBERT PARR TUFLE COURT OF APPEALS BUILDING 56 Forsyth Street, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 John Ley Clerk of Court For rules and forms visit o Wea I ueurtsg. March 07, 2011 Robert P. Smith Jr. 2007 Lee Ave. Tallahassee, FL 32308 Appeal Number: 11-10894-H Case Style: State of Florida, et al v. Robert Smith, Jr. District Court Docket No: 3:1 0-cv-0009 1 -RV-EMT THE COURT HAS IMPLEMENTED A PROGRAM P4 THIS DISTRICT REQUIRING PARTIES IN THIS APPEAL TO FILE EXPANDED RECORD EXCERPTS. PLEASE READ THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING EXPANDED RECORD EXCERPTS. CIVIL APPEALS ARE GOVERNED BY STRINGENT PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING EXTENSIONS OF TIME TO FILE BRIEFS AND RECORD EXCERPTS. RULES PROVIDE FOR DISMISSAL WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE WHEN A BRIEF OR RECORD EXCERPTS IS NOT FILED OR CORRECTED WITHIN THE TIME PERMITTED. PLEASE SEE THE CIRCUIT RULES AT WWW.CAI I.USCOURTS.GOV The referenced case was docketed in this court on March 2, 2011. Please use the appellate docket number noted above when making inquiries. Motions for extensions of time to file a brief are frowned upon by the court. Pursuant to 11th Cir. R. 12-1, the record in this appeal was deemed completed and filed on the date the appeal was docketed in this court. Eleventh Circuit Rule 31-1 requires that APPELLANTS BRIEF AND RECORD EXCERPTS BE SERVED AND FILED ON OR BEFORE April 11,2011. This is the only notice you will receive concerning the due date for filing briefs and record excerpts. (In cross-appeals pursuant to Fed.R.App.P. 28(h), the party who first files a notice of appeal is the appellant unless the parties otherwise agree.) See Fed.R.App.P. 28, 30, 31 and 32, and the corresponding circuit rules, for further information on preparing briefs and record excerpts. In addition to providing the required number of paper copies of briefs, all parties (except pro se parties) are required, additionally, to provide briefs in electronic format as described in 11th Cir. R. 31-5 and the instructions provided on the court's Web site. Electronic briefs must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. The electronic brief must be completely contained in one PDF file, i.e., cover page through and including the certificate of service. An EDF ID number is needed to upload your brief. If you don't already have an EDF number, please contact the clerk assigned to your case. When uploading a brief for the first time, you will be prompted to register and create a password known only by you for all future uploads. Attorneys who wish to participate in this appeal must be properly admitted either to the bar of this court or for this particular proceeding pursuant to 11th Cir. R. 46-1. An attorney not yet properly admitted must file an appropriate application for admission within fourteen (14) days from this date. In addition, all attorneys (except court-appointed counsel) who wish to participate in this appeal must complete and return an appearance form within fourteen (14) days. Application for Admission to the Bar and Appearance of Counsel Form are available on the Internet at www.ca I uscourts.gov . The clerk may not accept motions or other filings from an attorney until that attorney files an appearance form. See 11th Cir. R. 46-5. Sincerely, JOHN LEY, Clerk of Court Reply to: Elora Jackson, HH Phone #: (404) 335-6173 DKT-7CIV Civil-ND Crim Early Briefing