TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
RE: Rule 51, N.D.R.Crim.P., Exceptions Unnecessary
Attached are proposed amendments to Rule 51. The amendments are form and style amendments in the spirit of the December 2002 federal criminal rule amendments and are based on the amendments to Fed.R.Crim.P. 51.
The proposal includes a new subdivision (b) on preserving a claim of error. The subdivision is based on the federal rule. The Committee rejected this subdivision when the rule was originally promulgated, but the Committee may wish to reconsider as part of its review of the rule.