TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
RE: Rule 24, N.D.R.Crim.P., Trial Jurors
Attached are proposed amendments to Rule 24. The amendments are form and style amendments in the spirit of the December 2002 federal criminal rule amendments.
The proposed amendments are generally based on Fed.R.Crim.P. 24, but since Rule 24 contains a significant amount of North Dakota specific material, many of the proposed amendments are not taken directly from the federal rule. Instead, they are based on the federal court rule drafting guidelines and the North Dakota legislative drafting guidelines.
The proposed changes are intended to be stylistic only.