Joint Procedure Committee Meeting

Scheduled on Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 10:00 AM

Agenda
January 29-30, 2009, Meeting
Bismarck
 


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I. Roll Call and Preliminaries

II. Minutes of September 25, 2008, Meeting 1

III. Old Business

A. Rule 41, N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R., Access to Court Records

The Committee will discuss the Supreme Court's recent amendments to the rule on access to court records.

1. Memorandum on Rule 41 24 
2. N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 41 26 
3. Letter from Bruce Quick 37 
4. E-mail from Jim Ganje 38 
5. Forum Communications Co. v. Paulson 39

B. Rule 5, N.D.R.Crim.P., Initial Appearance Before the Magistrate

The Committee will discuss whether to amend Rule 5 to accommodate the use of uniform citations.

1. Memorandum on Rule 5 54 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 5 55 
3. H.B. 1288 61 
4. Letter from McLean County State's Attorney Ladd Erickson 67

C. Rule 26, N.D.R.Civ.P., General Provisions Governing Discovery

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 26 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 26 70 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 26 71 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 85

IV. New Business

A. Rule 3, N.D.R.Crim.P., The Complaint; Rule 5, N.D.R.Crim.P., Initial Appearance Before the Magistrate; Rule 7, N.D.R.Crim.P., The Indictment and the Information

The Committee will discuss whether to amend Rules 3, 5 and 7 for consistency with proposed statutory amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rules 3, 5 and 7 97 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 3 98 
3. N.D.R.Crim.P. 5 101 
4. N.D.R.Crim.P. 7 107 
5. E-mail from Aaron Birst 112 
6. Proposed amendments to statutes and rules 113

B. Rule 48, N.D.R.Crim.P., Dismissal

The Committee will consider proposed amendments to Rule 48 to conform to the result of a recent Supreme Court case.

1. Memorandum on Rule 48 123 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 48 125 
3. State v. Ferrie 129 
4. Fed.R.Crim.P. 48 141

C. Rule 11, N.D.R.Crim.P., Pleas; Rule 32, N.D.R.Crim.P., Sentencing and Judgment

The Committee will consider proposed amendments to Rules 11 and 32 to clarify guilty plea withdrawal procedure.

1. Memorandum on Rules 11 and 32 142 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 11 143 
3. N.D.R.Crim.P. 32 154 
4. N.D.R.Crim.P. 32 (alternate draft) 164 
5. State v. Lium 174 
6. Excerpt from Committee Discussion of N.D.R.Crim.P. 11 183 
7. Fed.R.Crim.P. 11 189

D. Rule 43, N.D.R.Crim.P., Defendant's Presence

The Committee will consider whether Rule 43 should be amended to add jury question procedures.

1. Memorandum on Rule 43 191 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 43 193 
3. Letter and e-mails from Judge Gail Hagerty 197 
4. N.D.C.C. § 29-22-05 and annotations 203 
5. State v. Kruckenberg 206 
6. Cal. Pen. Code § 1138 215 
7. Minn.R.Crim.P. 26.03 216

E. Rule 46, N.D.R.Crim.P., Release from Custody

The Committee will consider whether Rule 46's conditions of release provisions should be amended.

1. Memorandum on Rule 46 223 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 46 224 
3. Letter and supporting material from Michael Hoffman 235

F. Rule 21, N.D.R.Crim.P., Transfer from the County for Trial

The Committee will consider whether Rule 21 should be amended to add specific procedures for case transfers.

1. Memorandum on Rule 21 242 
2. N.D.R.Crim.P. 21 243 
3. Letter and proposed amendments from Trial Court Staff 247

G. Rule 30, N.D.R.Civ.P., Depositions Upon Oral Examination; Rule 30.1, N.D.R.Civ.P., Uniform Audio-Visual Deposition Rule

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 30 consistent with federal amendments and whether to retain Rule 30.1.

1. Memorandum on Rules 30 and 30.1 249 
2. N.D.R.Civ.P. 30 251 
3. N.D.R.Civ.P. 30.1 265 
4. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 30 271

H. Rule 31, N.D.R.Civ.P., Depositions of Witnesses Upon Written Questions

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 31 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 31 278 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 31 280 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 31 284

I. Rule 32, N.D.R.Civ.P., Use of Depositions in Court Proceedings

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 32 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 32 286 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 32 287 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 32 296

J. Rule 33, N.D.R.Civ.P., Interrogatories to Parties

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 33 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 33 301 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 33 303 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 33 309

K. Rule 34, N.D.R.Civ.P., Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other Purposes

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 34 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 34 311 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 34 312 
3. Fed.R.Civ.P. 34 318

L. Rule 35, N.D.R.Civ.P., Physical and Mental Examination of Persons

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 35 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 35 319 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 35 320 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 35 325

M. Rule 36, N.D.R.Civ.P., Requests for Admission

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 36 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 36 327 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 36 328 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 36 333

N. Rule 37, N.D.R.Civ.P., Failure to Make or Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 37 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 37 335 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 37 336 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 37 348

O. Rule 38, N.D.R.Civ.P., Jury Trial of Right

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 38 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 38 354 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 38 355 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 38 358 
4. P.E. v. W.C. 359

P. Rule 39, N.D.R.Civ.P., Trial by Jury or by the Court

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 39 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 39 368 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 39 369 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 39 372

Q. Rule 40, N.D.R.Civ.P., Assignment of Cases for Trial

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 40 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 40 373 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 40 374 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 40 377

R. Rule 41, N.D.R.Civ.P., Dismissal of Actions

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 41 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 41 378 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 41 379 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41 384

S. Rule 42, N.D.R.Civ.P., Consolidation; Separate Trials

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 42 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 42 386 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 42 387 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 42 389

T. Rule 43, N.D.R.Civ.P., Evidence

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 43 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 43 390 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 43 391 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 43 395 
4. N.D.R.Ev. 611 396

U. Rule 44, N.D.R.Civ.P., Proof of Official Record

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 44 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 44 398 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 44 399 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 44 404

V. Rule 44.1, N.D.R.Civ.P., Determination of Foreign Law

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 44.1 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 44.1 406 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 44.1 407 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 44.1 408

W. Rule 46, N.D.R.Civ.P., Exceptions Unnecessary

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 46 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 46 409 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 46 410 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 46 412

X. Rule 47, N.D.R.Civ.P., Jurors

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 47 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 47 413 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 47 415 
3. N.D.R.Crim.P. 24 420 
4. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 47 423

Y. Rule 48, N.D.R.Civ.P., Juries of Less Than Nine- Majority Verdict

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 48 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 48 424 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 48 425 
3. N.D. Const. art. I, § 13, with annotations 427 
4. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 48 434

Z. Rule 49, N.D.R.Civ.P., Special Verdicts and Interrogatories

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 49 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 49 435 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 49 436 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 49 440

AA. Rule 50, N.D.R.Civ.P., Judgment as a Matter of Law in Jury Trials

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 50 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 50 442 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 50 443 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 50 449

BB. Rule 51, N.D.R.Civ.P., Instructions to Jury

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 51 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 51 451 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 51 452 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 51 457

CC. Rule 52, N.D.R.Civ.P., Findings by the Court

The Committee will consider whether to make form and style revisions to Rule 52 consistent with federal amendments.

1. Memorandum on Rule 52 459 
2. Proposed N.D.R.Civ.P. 52 460 
3. Form and Style Amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. 52 465