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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

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The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and asked that they be circulated for comment:

Appellate Rules 3, 13, 26.1, 28 and 32;
Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 4001, 6007, 9036, 9037 and Form 410;
New Criminal Rule 16.1;
Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases;
Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings; and
Evidence Rule 807.
The public comment period opened August 2017 and closes on February 15, 2018. The proposed amendments and committee reports explaining the proposed changes and information about submitting comments are posted on the Judiciary's website at: