Request for Comment on Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules

In 2018, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the following rules:

  • Appellate Rules 35, 40;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 2004, 8012;
  • Civil Rule 30; and
  • Evidence Rule 404.

The comment period opened August 15, 2018 and closes February 15, 2019. Read the text of the proposed amendments and supporting materials:

Shawn Anderson appointed U.S. Attorney

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ceremonially swore Mr. Anderson in at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018.  He was previously appointed Interim U.S. Attorney by U.S. Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III on January 4, 2018, for a period of 120 days.

Mr. Anderson has previously held the positions of First Assistant United States Attorney and Criminal Chief for the districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Juror Daily Attendance Fees to Increase, Effective May 7, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, a 12-bill omnibus spending measure that funds the federal government for FY 2018, including the Judiciary.  This bill includes the funding and legislative language needed to implement the requested $10 increase in the juror daily attendance payment, from $40 to $50, the first increase since 1990. The new rate will take effect May 7, 2018.