The proposed restyled V.R.A.P. adopts the format and approach of the restyled Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure adopted in 1998. The restyling is not intended to change the meaning of any rule but is intended to provide a more accessible format for the rules and to simplify them by eliminating ambiguous or archaic language and adopting a more straightforward style. The proposed rules are displayed in a side-by-side table with the current rule on the left and the proposed rule on the right. A few substantive changes in connection with the proposed restyling are delineated in II.(d) of this memo.
The comment period ended April 12, 2013.