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Abbreviated Fed. R. Civ. P. The rules governing procedure in the United States District Courts, promulgated by the United States Supreme Court under power delegated to the court by Congress, replacing the Conformity Act and the Federal Rules of Equity Practice. See appropriate Fed.R.Civ.P. for the rule that about which you are seeking information. The original Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts were adopted by order of the Supreme Court on Dec. 20, 1937 transmitted to Congress by the Attorney General on Jan. 3, 1938, and became effective on Sept. 16, 1938.


The Rules have been amended Dec. 28, 1939, eff. Apr. 3, 1941; Dec. 27, 1946, eff. Mar. 19, 1948; Dec. 29, 1948, eff. Oct. 20, 1949; Apr. 30, 1951, eff. Aug. 1, 1951; Apr. 17, 1961, eff. July 19, 1961; Jan. 21, 1963, eff. July 1, 1963; Feb. 28, 1966, eff July 1, 1966; Dec. 4, 1967, eff. July 1, 1968; Mar. 30, 1970, eff July 1, 1970; Mar. 1, 1971, eff. July 1, 1971; Nov. 20, 1972, an Dec. 18, 1972, eff. July 1, 1975; Apr. 29, 1980, eff. Aug. 1, 1980 Oct. 21, 1980, Pub. L. 96-481, title II, Sec. 205(a), (b), ...

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