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United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Located in Boston Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals hears federal cases that arise from the federal district courts of the Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The First Circuit has the distinction of being the smallest federal district in geographical size. The First Circuit has strict standards for the printing and filing of appellate briefs, and these standards differ from those of the other federal circuits. The starting point for a filling is, as always, the federal rules of Appellate Procedure. From there, the rules are modified by the local rules of the First Circuit.
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