Thursday, April 20, 2006

Changing the Rules

News and information on proposed changes to the federal rules of practice, procedure ,and evidence are available on the U.S. Courts Federal Rulemaking website. The full text of pending rule amendments, such as the change to citation of unpublished decisions approved by the Court last week, are grouped by type of rule such as appellate, criminal or evidence.

Researchers may find the following pages helpful:

  • Researching Rules Amendment (includes minutes, reports and history of the committees that propose changes to the rules)
  • Publications (includes links to working papers of the committees, related law review articles, and Federal Judicial Center publications).

Learn more about the Court's rulemaking process here.