Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stir Fry: Upcoming Rule Amendments in the Florida Supreme Court and in the U.S. Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court released the following court rule opinions:

Opinions Released Mar. 19, 2009
SC08_1612 – In re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
SC08_2176 – In re: Approval of Application for Determination of Indigent Status Form For Use By Clerks and Amendment to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.984


Opinions Released Mar. 5, 2009
OP_SC08_1488 – In Re: Standard Jury Instructions In Criminal Cases – Report No. 2008_07 – correction notice
OP_SC08_1488 – In Re: Standard Jury Instructions In Criminal Cases – Report No. 2008_07 – corrected opinion
Fri., Feb. 27, 2009
OP_SC08_1236 – IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA RULE OF JUVENILE PROCEDURE 8.255


Opinions Released Feb. 26, 2009
SC08_1292 – In re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.112 –
Minimum Standards for Attorneys in Capital Cases
SC08_1488 – In re: Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases – Report No. 2008_07
SC08_2431 – In re: Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases – Report No. 2008_08


Opinions Released Jan. 29, 2009
SC08_1226 In re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.141.
SC08_2357 In re: Amendments to Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure.


Opinions Released Jan. 15, 2009
OP_SC08_641 – In Re: Amendments To Florida Family Law Rule 12.010 – correction notice
OP_SC08_641 – In Re: Amendments To Florida Family Law Rule 12.010 – corrected opinion


Tuesday, December 30, 2008
SC08_1833 – In re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851 and
Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.142
SC08_1834 – In re: Amendments to Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure – correction notice
SC08_1834 – In re: Amendments to Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure – corrected opinion


Tuesday, December 18, 2008
SC08_484 – In Re: Standard Jury Instructions In Criminal Cases – Report No. 2008_02


Click here to access the amendments.


U.S. Supreme Court Approved Rules : New Rules and Amendments Approved 3/19/09

On March 19, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States approved the following proposed amendments on the computation of time under the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure:
• Appellate Rules 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28.1, 30, 31, 39, and 41;


• Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1011, 1019, 1020, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2007.2, 2008, 2015, 2015.1, 2015.2, 2015.3, 2016, 3001, 3015, 3017, 3019, 3020, 4001, 4002, 4004, 6003, 6004, 6006, 6007, 7004, 7012, 8001, 8002, 8003, 8006, 8009, 8015, 8017, 9006, 9027, and 9033;


• Civil Rules 6, 12, 14, 15, 23, 27, 32, 38, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71.1, 72, 81; Supplemental Rules B, C, and G; and Illustrative Civil Forms 3, 4, and 60; and


• Criminal Rules 5.1, 7, 12.1, 12.3, 29, 33, 34, 35, 41, 45, 47, 58, 59, and Rules 8 of the Rules Governing §§ 2254 and 2255 Cases.


The Supreme Court also approved the following proposed non_time computation rules amendments and new rules:
• Appellate Rules 4, 22, 26, and new Rule 12.1;


• Bankruptcy Rules 2016, 4008, 7052, 9006, 9015, 9021, 9023, and new Rule 7058;


• Civil Rules 13, 15, 48, and 81, and new Rule 62.1; and


• Criminal Rules 7, 32, and 32.2, 41, and Rules 11 and 12 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases and Rule 11 of the Rules Governing § 2255 Cases.


The proposed federal rule amendments will be transmitted to Congress in accordance with the Rules Enabling Act and take effect on December 1, 2009, unless Congress enacts legislation to reject, modify, or defer the amendments. Click here to access the amendments.


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