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Rule 498. Argument (1984)


In the argument of cases in the Supreme Court, each side may be allowed thirty minutes in the argument at the bar, with fifteen minutes more in conclusion by the petitioner. In cases involving difficult questions, the time allotted may be extended by the court, provided application is made before the day of argument. The Court may, in its discretion, shorten the time for argument. It may also align the parties for purposes of presenting oral argument.

Not more than two counsel on each side will be heard, except on leave of the court.

Counsel for an amicus curiae shall not be permitted to argue except that he may share time allotted to one of the counsel who consents and on leave of the court obtained prior to time for argument.

Amended by order of Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984: The rule permits a court to shorten time for argument and align parties for argument. The provision about amicus curiae is new.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 Repealed by order of April 10, 1986, eff. Sept. 1, 1986