Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules and Procedures for Comment

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.
The following rules were approved for publication by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure on June 11, 2012. The public comment period opens August 15, 2012, and closes February 15, 2013.    Rules can be found at