[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 49828]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20283]


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JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES


Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Rules 
of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Procedure, and the Federal Rules 
of Evidence

AGENCY: Advisory Committees on Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and 
Criminal Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence; Judicial 
Conference of the United States.

ACTION: Notice of proposed amendments and open hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Advisory Committees on Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and 
Criminal Procedure, and Rules of Evidence have proposed amendments to 
the following rules:

    Appellate Rule: 6.
    Bankruptcy Rules: 1014, 7004, 7008, 7012, 7016, 7054, 8001-8028, 
9023, 9024, 9027, and 9033, and Official Forms 3A, 3B, 6I, 6J, 22A-
1, 22A-2, 22B, 22C-1 and 22C-2.
    Criminal Rules: 5 and 58.
    Evidence Rule 801 and 803.

    Public hearings are scheduled to be held on the amendments to:
     Appellate Rules in Chicago, Illinois, on January 18, 2013, 
and in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2013;
     Bankruptcy Rules in Chicago, Illinois, on January 18, 
2013, and in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2013;
     Criminal Rules in Boston, Masssachusetts, on January 4, 
2013, and in Washington DC, on January 28, 2013; and
     Evidence Rules in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 4, 
2013, and in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2013.
    Those wishing to testify should contact the Secretary at the 
address below in writing at least 30 days before the hearing. All 
written comments and suggestions with respect to the proposed 
amendments must be placed in the hands of the Secretary as soon as 
convenient and not later than February 15, 2013. They can be sent by 
one of the following three ways: by mail to Secretary, Committee on 
Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the 
United States, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, 
Washington, DC 20544; by electronic mail at [email protected]; or by facsimile to (202) 502-1755. In accordance with 
established procedures all comments submitted are available for public 
inspection.
    The text of the proposed rules amendments and the accompanying 
Committee Notes can be found at the United States Federal Courts' Web 
site at http://www.uscourts.gov/rulesandpolicies/rules.aspx/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin J. Robinson, Deputy Rules 
Officer and Counsel, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 
Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502-1820.

    Dated: August 15, 2012.
Benjamin J. Robinson,
Deputy Rules Officer and Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2012-20283 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]
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