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Rules of Civil Procedure for the

District Courts of the

United States

LETTER

FROM

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

TRANSMITTING

THE “RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE FOR THE DISTRICT

COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES”, ADOPTED BY THE
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES PURSUANT
TO THE ACT OF JUNE 19, 1934, CH. 651.

JANUARY 3, 1938.-Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

and ordered to be printed

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1938

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,

Washington, D. C., January 3, 1938. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled: I have the honor to report to the Congress, under section 2 of the act of June 19, 1934 (c. 651, 48 Stat. 1064; U. S. C., title 28, sec. 723c), at the beginning of a regular session thereof commencing this 3d day of January 1938, the enclosed Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the United States.

By a letter of December 20, 1937, from the Chief Justice of the United States, a printed copy of which appears as a prefix to the rules transmitted herewith, I am advised that such rules have been adopted by the Supreme Court pursuant to the act of June 19, 1934, chapter 651 (48 Stat. 1064) and that, in accordance with section 2 of that act, the Court has united the general rules prescribed by it for cases in equity with those in actions at law so as to secure one form of civil action and procedure for both; and I am requested by the Supreme Court to report these rules to the Congress at the beginning of the regular session in January 1938. Respectfully,

HOMER CUMMINGS,

Attorney General.

LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

REME

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,

Washington, D. C., December 20, 1937. MY DEAR MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL:

By direction of the Supreme Court, I transmit to you herewith 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).

In accordance with Section 2 of that Act, the Court has united the general rules prescribed by it for cases in equity with those in actions at law so as to secure one form of civil action and procedure for both. The Court requests you, as provided in that section, to report these rules to the Congress at the beginning of the regular session in January next.

I am requested to state that Mr. Justice Brandeis does not approve of the adoption of the rules. I have the honor to remain, Respectfully yours, (Signed) CHARLES E. HUGHES,

Chief Justice of the United States. Honorable HOMER CUMMINGS, Attorney General of the United States,

Washington, D. C.

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