Amendments to Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure:
Lawyers who practice criminal law in the federal courts should know that today the latest round of amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure go into effect. You can find the amendments here, and an excerpt from the Judicial Conference Report that explains the amendments here. Thanks to my co-author Nancy King, special reporter to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, for the reminder.
Eric Muller (www):
Interesting that the notice-of-alibi rule is still stuck in the 20th century, requiring "address and phone number." When will email address be added, one wonders ...
12.1.2008 3:22pm

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