I am preparing a brief for an appeal to a summary judgment
in a Libel Case in Nebraska that was granted against me. During the hearing for the summary judgment, several documents, hundred's of pages in lenght were entered into evidence, including affadavits, the entire transcript of a previous hearing on the matter, emails, work-tickets, etc. These will be in the bill of excecptions. There is a 50 page limit to briefs. My question is do items included in the bill of execptions count in the 50 page limit? If so do I need to limit what I want included in the bill of exceptions to keep the page limit under 50? Court rules state:
(5) Briefs may not exceed the following page lengths: original submission (combined total of appellant's brief, reply brief, and answer brief to cross‑appeal, or combined total of appellee's brief, brief on cross‑appeal, and reply brief to answer brief on cross‑appeal), 50 pages; motions for rehearing and amicus curiae, 15 pages. These page limitations are exclusive of the cover; the table of contents, the table of cases, statutes, and authorities; and the certificate of mailing, but inclusive of all other pages and materials, including appendixes, indices, exhibits, and other documents of any nature, character, kind, or description whatsoever.