TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
RE: Rule 29, N.D.R.Crim.P., Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
Attached are proposed amendments to Rule 29. 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. 29.
The proposed changes go beyond form and style because they add:
-- a new subdivision allowing the court to reserve judgment on an acquittal motion;
-- a new allowing the court to make a conditional ruling on a motion for new trial.