It was always my understanding that the email address provided for the submission of proposed orders in federal Court was to be used strictly to (1) delight the Judge with your cute kitten pictures; (2) share highly partisan derogatory quips about President Obama (they're so funny!); and (3) involve the Judge in ponderous email chains that require the recipient to forward long-discredited urban rumors to ten "friends" or else face doom and gloom and the death of the aforesaid cute kitten.
Oh yeah -- and also to let the Judge know you substantively object to a proposed order.
But Magistrate Judge Goodman apparently thinks otherwise:
Counsel of Record may submit proposed orders on motions, where required by a rule or procedure of the Court, to the Court's e-file inbox. However, counsel may not email the Court for any other reason. For example, counsel may not send an email response to the submission of a proposed order. If a party objects to a motion, then the only appropriate procedure is to file a formal , written objection with the Clerk of Court.Sheesh, come on folks -- you're not in state court anymore!
(BTW, is it just me or is the Judge being deliberately vague as to cute kitten pictures?)
I think so......