TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: April 4, 2012
RE: Rule 402, N.D.R.Ev., General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence
Form and style amendments to Rule 402 consistent with the 2011 federal amendments are proposed. The amendments are not intended to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
The former language of the rule refers to an "Act of Congress" while the proposed amendments refer to a "federal statute." The Committee may wish to consider whether this is an appropriate updating.