The dance of the brief

Appellate practitioners are familiar with the choreography involved in briefing cross-appeals. Rather than the traditional, three-brief sequence — in which the appellant and appellee submit their principal briefs in turn, followed by a shorter, appellant’s reply — cases with cross-appeals routinely require four filings: a principal appellant’s brief, a brief from the appellee/cross-appellant …

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