What are Court Rules?

  • Court rules govern procedures for the conduct of business in the courts.
  • They often concern such matters as time limitations, pleadings allowed, and grounds for appeal.
  • Each jurisdiction has its own procedure for how court rules are promulgated, which is generally some combination of legislative and judicial action.

Federal Court Rules

  • In the federal system, the Supreme Court of the United States promulgates court rules for itself and the lower federal courts under the authority of 28 U.S.C. § 2072
  • As a matter of practice, rules are drafted by committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, approved by the Judicial Conference and then submitted to the Supreme Court for adoption

Rules:

Federal Court Rules-- U.S.C.A. Title 28 -- Current in Law Library

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure -- U.S.C.A. Title 28 -- Current in Law Library

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure -- U.S.C.A. Title 28 -- Current in Law Library

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure -- U.S.C.A. Title 28 -- Current in Law Library

Federal Rules of Evidence

Treatises:

Federal Practice and Procedure -- Current in Law Library

Federal Rules of Evidence Manual -- Current in Law Library

Federal Court Rules in Westlaw Next

Kentucky Court Rules

Rules of Civil Procedure --  Vol. 34 of Kentucky Revised Statutes(Banks-Baldwin) --Current in the Law Library

Rules of Criminal Procedure -- Vol 35 of Kentucky Revised Statutes (Banks-Baldwin) -- Current in the Law Library

Rules of Evidence -- Vol 35 of Kentucky Revised Statutes (Banks-Baldwin) -- Current in the Law Library

Rules of the Supreme Court -- Vol. 36 of Kentucky Revised Statutes (Banks-Baldwin) -- Current in the Law Library

 

 

 

States Court Rules in Westlaw Next

 

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