TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
RE: Rule 56, N.D.R.Crim.P., When Court is Open
Attached are proposed amendments to Rule 56. 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. 56(a).
The Committee may wish to consider whether to add Fed.R.Crim.P. 56(b) and (c) to the North Dakota rule. The provisions provide for a clerk to be present during regular business hours and during any special hours the court might declare.