URAP004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. The Committee is posting for public comment proposed changes to Rule 4(f) again after numerous comments were received, and additional changes were made to the proposed rule amendment. The Committee previously proposed the following changes: (1) add to the rule the standard governing motions to reinstate the time for appeal; (2) restructure the section to be consistent with subsection 4(g) (addressing reinstating the right to appeal in civil cases); (3) clean up language for clarity and consistency; and (4) included a one-year deadline from discovery of facts giving rise to the claim.
After reviewing the comments received the Committee removed the three examples from Manning v. State, 2005 UT 61, 122 P.3d 628, previously located under paragraph (f)(5) because, as Manning recognized, those examples did not provide the exclusive grounds for reinstating the right to appeal. See id. ¶31 n.11.
The Committee also worked on rewording the one-year deadline to make it even more flexible by allowing district courts to hear claims that are brought after the one-year deadline, provided a defendant can show that she brought her claim within a reasonable time. The Committee agreed that a flexible deadline was necessary because missing the deadline prevents a criminal defendant (who will usually be incarcerated and pro se) from asserting her constitutional right to appeal.
URAP004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. The proposed amendments to Rule 4, subsection (f), addressing reinstating the right to appeal in criminal cases; are to (1) add that a motion to reinstate must be filed within one year from discovery of facts giving rise to the claim; (2) include the standard governing such motions; (3) restructure the section to be consistent with subsection 4(g) (addressing reinstating the right to appeal in civil cases); (4) and clean up language for clarity and consistency.
URAP020. Habeas corpus proceedings. Repeal. The Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Appellate Procedure recommends repealing Rule 20 because it is superfluous and confusing, and could prejudice a criminal defendant’s opportunity to seek relief under the Post-Conviction Remedies Act (PCRA). Rules 65B and 65C of the civil rules, together with the PCRA, Utah Code § 78B-9-101 to -110, already provide mechanisms to challenge the lawfulness of any official detention.
URAP 004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Provides that the time for all parties to appeal from a judgment runs from the entry of a dispositive order if a party files a motion for relief under rule 60(b) of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure no later than 28 days after the judgment is entered or a motion or claim for attorney fees under rule 73 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, in addition to the other motions previously listed.
URAP 004. Appeal as of right; when taken. Amend. Clarifies the process for filing a motion for extension of time to file a notice of appeal based on good cause or based on good cause or excusable neglect.
URAP 021. Filing and service. Amend. Outlines the certifications an individual makes when filing papers in the appellate court.
URAP 021A. Appellate filings containing other than public information and records. New. Creates a new rule addressing the process for making appellate filings that contain information and records classified as other than public under Utah law.
URAP 048. Time for petitioning. Amend. Clarifies the process for filing a motion for extension of time to file a petition for writ of certiorari based on good cause or based on good cause or excusable neglect.
URAP 055. Petition on appeal. Amend. Requires that petitions on appeal comply with rule 21A.
URAP 056. Response to petition on appeal. Amend. Requires that responses to petitions on appeal comply with rule 21A.
URAP 004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Creates a process for litigants in civil cases to seek reinstatement of the 30 day period for filing an appeal. A trial court may reinstate the time for appeal if a party did not receive a notice of the judgment, because it was not promptly sent and the litigant otherwise exercised reasonable diligence in monitoring the proceedings.
URAP 014. Review of administrative orders: how obtained; intervention. Amend. Clarifies that payment of the filing fee is not jurisdictional, making the rule consistent with rule 3.
URAP 024. Briefs. Amend. Changes how a brief should be structured. Clarifies what should be included in each section and how much detail. Adds a word count limit in death sentence cases, doubling the limit in other appeals.
URAP 004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. The amendment deletes the paragraph on notices of appeal filed by inmates, which provision is moved to Rule 21. The amendment also clarifies the time for filing a cross-appeal. The time begins from the date that the notice of appeal is docketed, rather than filed.
URAP 021. Filing and service. Amend. The amendment includes the provisions on filing notices of appeal by inmates. The amendments also clarify where filings are to be made and when filing is deemed accomplished.
URAP 04. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Creates a procedure to implement the directive in State v. Manning, 2005 UT 61, 122 P.3d 628. allowing a criminal defendant to have appeal rights reinstated, when the defendant has been deprived of the an appeal.
URAP 24. Briefs. Amend. Clarifies the briefs that are to be filed and the number of pages permitted in cases involving cross-appeals. A singled brief may not exceed 50 pages, and the combined total of a party’s two briefs may not exceed 75 pages.
URAP 04. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. The proposed amendments are intended to clarify the status of a notice of appeal filed while certain motions are pending. The notice of appeal will be effective as of the date the motion is resolved, but will only be effective for the underlying judgment
URAP 08A. Emergency relief. New. Creates a new rule to establish a process for managing requests for emergency relief.
URAP 09. Docketing statement. Amend. Contains a technical change to reflect a legislative amendment requiring a motion to withdraw a guilty plea to be made before sentencing.
URAP 11. The record on appeal. Amend. Eliminates the option of a compressed format transcript.
URAP 12. Transmission of the record. Amend. Eliminates the option for a compressed format. Also includes language requiring the clerk transmit the record in post-conviction cases.
URAP 19. Extraordinary writs. Amend. Clarifies the process for resolving petitions for extraordinary relief, and references Rule 8A for other requests for emergency relief. Clarifies that the court?s decision will be based on the petition and the response, unless briefing is requested by the court.
URAP 30. Decision of the court: dismissal; notice of decision. Amend. Technical change.