Each court of appeals acting by a majority of its judges in regular active service may, after giving appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, make and amend rules governing its practice. Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1). This court's Rules Advisory Committee Members, consisting of an attorney from each of the states constituting the Fourth Circuit, makes recommendations and advises the court concerning proposed changes to the local rules.
Information about the federal rulemaking process and pending and proposed federal rule amendments, including amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, are available at http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies.