USPTO Puts Excess 5/25 Claim Applications Back into the Queue, for now
However, according to Erin-Michael Gill comenting on the new memo:
With or without the memo, examiners ultimately have discretion on which cases to examine. Since they all know that November 1 means less work on a given affected application, there should only be a few applications this would actually impact.
And, on the public relations front, it sure would help to lessen the intrigue surrounding these types of memos if the Office would simply post them on their website before they get leaked to practitioners.