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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman
WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio
RUTH THOMPSON, Michigan FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky
PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana
SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana JAMES B. FRAZIER, JR., Tennessee
WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina USHER L. BURDICK, North Dakota E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia
LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado
JOHN M. ROBSION, JR., Kentucky HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts DEWITT S. HYDE, Maryland JACK B. BROOKS, Texas
RICHARD H. POFF, Virginia
HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
Bess E. DICK, Staff Director
WALTER R. LEE, Legislative Assistant
SUBCOMMITTEE No. 3
EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana, Chairman WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana JACK B. BROOKS, Texas
DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York
LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts
JOSEPH FISCHER, A88istant Law Revision Counsel
This document contains the Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts, as promulgated and amended by the United States Supreme Court pursuant to acts of Congress (28 U. S. Code, sec. 2072). It has been prepared by the staff of the law revision counsel of Subcommittee No. 3, of which Representative Edwin E. Willis is chairman, in response to the many requests 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.
Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary.
May 1, 1956.