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JK 555 A3

1947

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,

WASHINGTON, D. C., January 2, 1947. MY DEAR MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL:

By direction of the Supreme Court, I transmit to you herewith amendments of the Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the United States, which have been adopted by the Supreme Court pursuant to the Act of June 19, 1934, chapter 651 (48 Stat. 1064), with the request that these amendments be reported by you to the Congress at the beginning of the regular session on January 3, 1947.

I am requested to state that Mr. Justice Frankfurter joins in approval of the proposed amendments essentially because of his confidence in the informed judgment of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. I have the honor to remain, Respectfully yours,

(Signed) FRED M. VINSON,

Chief Justice of the United States.
Honorable Tom C. CLARK,
Attorney General,

Washington, D. C.

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AMENDMENTS TO RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE FOR

THE DISTRICT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Rule 6. Time..
Rule 7. Pleadings Allowed; Form of Motions.-
Rule 12. Defenses and Objections—When and How Presented-

by Pleading or Motion-Motion for Judgment on

Pleadings.
Rule 13. Counterclaim and Cross-Claim..
Rule 14. Third-Party Practice.---
Rule 17. Parties Plaintiff and Defendant; Capacity-
Rule 24. Intervention.
Rule 26. Depositions Pending Action.--
Rule 27. Depositions Before Action or Pending Appeal.-
Rule 28. Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken...
Rule 33. Interrogatories to Parties-----
Rule 34. Discovery and Production of Documents and Things

for Inspection, Copying, or Photographing-----
Rule 36. Admission of Facts and of Genuineness of Documents.
Rule 41. Dismissal of Actions.
Rule 45. Subpoena---
Rule 52. Findings by the Court.
Rule 54. Judgments; Costs...-
Rule 56. Summary Judgment..
Rule 58. Entry of Judgment.
Rule 59. New Trials; Amendment of Judgments.
Rule 60. Relief From Judgment or Order---
Rule 62. Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment.
Rule 65. Injunctions.----
Rule 66. Receivers Appointed by Federal Courts..
Rule 68. Offer of Judgment.---
Rule 73. Appeal to a Circuit Court of Appeals...
Rule 75. Record on Appeal to a Circuit Court of Appeals...
Rule 77. District Courts and Clerks ---
Rule 79. Books and Records Kept by the Clerk and Entries

Therein...
Rule 80. Stenographer; Stenographic Report or Transcript as

Evidence
Rule 81. Applicability in General...
Rule 84. Forms.
Rule 86. Effective Date..
Appendix of Forms...

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