What is the page limit for an appellee’s brief in a Texas appeal?
The Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure were changed in 2012. Before that amendment, an appellee’s brief was limited to 50 pages. See former Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 74(h). The 2012 amendment replaced the page limits with word limits. Under the current rules, an appellee’s brief is generally limited to 15,000 words (with certain sections of the brief exempted from the word limit). See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.4(i)(2)(B). It is possible to file a motion requesting that the court of appeals permit more words than are generally allowed by the rules. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.4(i)(4).
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