RULE 102. PURPOSE
AND CONSTRUCTION These rules shall be construed to secure fairness in administration, elimination of
unjustifiable expense and delay, and promotion of growth and development of the law of
evidence, to the end that the truth may be ascertained and proceedings justly
These rules should be construed so as to administer every proceeding fairly, eliminate unjustifiable expense and delay, and promote the development of evidence law, to the end of ascertaining the truth and securing a just determination.
Rule 102 was amended, effective March 1, 2014.
Rule 102 was amended, effective March 1, 2014, in response to the December 1, 2011, revision of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The language and organization of the rule were changed to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes
: of January 26-27, 2012,
page 28; April 8,
1976, page 14; October 1, 1975, page 2. Rule 102, Federal Rules of Evidence; Rule 102,
Considered: Rule 2, NDRCrimP; Rule 1, NDRCivP.
Cross Reference: N.D.R.Civ.P. 1 (Scope and Purpose of Rules); N.D.R.Crim.P. 1 (Scope and Exceptions).