TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
RE: Rule 30, N.D.R.Crim.P., Jury Instructions
Attached are proposed amendments to Rule 30. The amendments are form and style amendments in the spirit of the December 2002 federal criminal rule amendments.
The proposed amendments, however, are not based on the amendments to Fed.R.Crim.P. 30. Rule 30 is essentially identical to N.D.R.Civ.P. 51 (and it is not very similar to Fed.R.Crim.P. 30). The Committee and the Supreme Court recently developed and approved form, style and functional amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 51 (to take effect March 1, 2005).
Therefore, the proposed amendments to Rule 30 are essentially identical to the approved amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 51. A copy of the Fed.R.Crim.P. 30 is attached for the Committee's reference.