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Proposed Amendments for Public Comment

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

Appellate Rules: 3, 13, 26.1, 28, and 32
Bankruptcy Rules: 2002, 4001, 6007, 9036, 9037, and Official Form 410
Criminal Rules: New Criminal Rule 16.1, Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, and Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings
Rules of Evidence: 807

The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted on the Judiciary’s website at:

The information is posted in a printable format for those who prefer hard copies.

The public comment period closes on February 15, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Rules Committee Support Office at (202) 502-1820 or via email at