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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

WILLIAM M. McCULLOCH, Ohio FRANK CHELF, Kentucky

WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana

RICHARD H. POFF, Virginia PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey

WILLIAM C. CRAMER, Florida E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia

ARCH A. MOORE, JR., West Virginia BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

GEORGE MEADER, Michigan HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts JOHN V. LINDSAY, New York JACK B. BROOKS, Texas

WILLIAM T. CAHILL, New Jersey WILLIAM M. TUCK, Virginia

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas ROBERT T. ASHMORE, South Carolina CLARK MACGREGOR, Minnesota JOHN DOWDY, Texas

CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland BASIL L. WHITENER, North Carolina

JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

CARLETON J. KING, New York HERMAN TOLL, Pennsylvania

PATRICK MINOR MARTIN, California ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin JACOB H. GILBERT, New York JAMES C. CORMAN, California WILLIAM L. ST. ONGE, Connecticut GEORGE F. SENNER, JR., Arizona

BESS E. DICK, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 3

EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana, Chairman WILLIAM M. TUCK, Virginia

JOHN V. LINDSAY, New York ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Ilinois

WILLIAM T. CAHILL, New Jersey HERMAN TOLL, Pennsylvania

CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Ma ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin PATRICK MINOR MARTIN, California WILLIAM L. ST. ONGE, Connecticut

CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel
JOSEPH FISCHER, Assistant Law Revision Counsel

FOREWORD

This document contains the Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts, as promulgated and amended by the United States Supreme Court to July 1, 1963, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, United States Code, section 2072, together with the forms adopted by the Court. It has been prepared by the law revision counsel of Subcommittee No. 3, of which Representative Edwin E. Willis is chairman, in response to the need for an official up-to-date document containing all the rules, as amended.

For the convenience of the user, where a rule has been amended a reference to the citation and effective date of the amendment follows the text of the rule, as amended.

The United States Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure prepared extensive notes covering various aspects and provisions of the rules. These notes may be found in Title 28, United States Code, following the particular rule to which they relate.

Emanuel Getto

Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary.

JULY 1, 1963.

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