(a) In General. This rule governs actions or proceedings that an Act of Congress requires be heard and determined by a district court of three judges.
(b) Conventional filings. All pleadings, papers, and documents filed subsequent to the designation of the court, as provided in 28 U.S.C. § 2284(a), must be filed with the clerk in quadruplicate-an original and three copies-only if the pleading, paper, or document is filed in conventional paper format. The clerk must timely distribute the documents to the designated judges.
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As amended 3/17/04.