RULE CLARIFICATION REQUEST 1:
I was hoping for some clarification on the date of submission for
the brief. I understand that we are to submit both an
electronic copy via email and a paper copy via fed ex by February
2. Does that mean that the date of filing will be based on the
email or the date the paper copy is post marked, or received?
RULE CLARIFICATION RESPONSE
Please read Rule X. Our deadline is based on our actual
receipt of the required materials, and not the date of
mailing. As Rule X states, all materials must be received by
the Board on or before Tuesday, February 3, 2009. This
includes the emailed PDF copy of the brief and the paper forms of
the measuring brief, additional copies of the brief, and signed
certification. However, if a team submits the emailed
materials timely and can prove that it delivered the paper
materials to a reputable overnight delivery service (such as
Federal Express) on February 2, 2009, in time for overnight
delivery to us by February 3, 2009, no penalty will be
assessed. For example, Federal Express provides tracking
information that will enable you to follow the delivery process and
prove delivery to us should a question arise. The U.S. Postal
Service may provide a similar overnight delivery service.
RULE CLARIFICATION REQUEST 2:
The rules specify that the cover page must be blue. This means we
should use blue pieces of paper upon which we have printed our team
numbers and Counsel for X in the lower right-hand corner?
RULE CLARIFICATION RESPONSE 2:
Yes. We think this is very clear in Rule IX. While
Petitioners shall use blue covers, Respondents shall use red
RULE CLARIFICATION REQUEST 3:
The rules also ask us to submit a "measuring brief." What is a
measuring brief, and how is it different from a regular brief
beyond the fact that we have labeled it "measuring brief?"
RULE CLARIFICATION RESPONSE 3:
There is no other difference. As stated in Rule X, one of the
four identical paper copies needs to be designated as the
RULE CLARIFICATION REQUEST 4:
Are we allowed to use visual aids during our oral argument?
RULE CLARIFICATION RESPONSE 4:
No. This is a mock oral argument at the Supreme Court level. No
visual aids are permitted.