All filers must redact: Social Security or taxpayer-identification numbers; dates of birth; names of minor children; financial account numbers; and, in criminal cases, home addresses, in compliance with Fed. R. App. P. 25(a)(5), Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2 or Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1 or Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037. This requirement applies to all documents, including attachments.
To file documents using the appellate CM/ECF system, users must have the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software installed on their computer. Both the Java 7 and Java 8 versions are compatible with legacy CM/ECF. However, for security purposes, the court recommends that all users keep their Java software up-to-date.
If you do not have Java installed or need to upgrade your current version, go to www.java.com to download the latest version for free (Windows users who run 32-bit and 64-bit browsers interchangeably will need to install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Java). Apple supplies their own version of Java. Mac users can use the Software Update feature (available under the Apple menu) to check that they have the appropriate version of Java for their Mac.
Due to the lack of support for cross platform plug-ins, such as Java, the Google Chrome and new Microsoft Edge web browsers arenot compatible with the legacy appellate CM/ECF system. PC users will have to use Internet Explorer or Mozilla's Firefox browser when e-filing. Additionally, Windows 10 users must have Java 8 Update 51 or later installed.