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U.S. Courts Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

Wednesday, August 15, 2018  
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On August 15, 2018, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules published proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

  • Appellate Rules 35, 40;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 2004, 8012;
  • Civil Rule 30; and
  • Evidence Rule 404.

The comment period opened August 15, 2018 and closes February 15, 2019. Read the text of the proposed amendments and supporting materials:

Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence (pdf)

Written comments are welcome on each rule proposal. The advisory committees will review all timely comments, which are made part of the official record and are available to the public. The comment period closes on February 15, 2019.

More information and instructions on how to submit comments can be found here:  http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment


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