TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
RE: Rule 40, N.D.R.App.P.; Petition for Rehearing
The proposed amendments to Rule 40 generally track the form and style of the 1998 amendments to F.R.App.P. 40--the language and organization of the rule are amended to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. The proposed form amendments are intended to be stylistic only.
In addition to the form and style changes, word and page limit requirements for a petition for rehearing have been included in the rule, with a reference to the appropriate general form requirements of Rule 32.