Joint Procedure Committee Meeting

Scheduled on Thursday, January 30, 1997 @ 10:00 AM

AGENDA

JOINT PROCEDURE COMMITTEE
January 30, 1997
Bismarck

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Not all committee documents are available on the Web at this time (because they are not presently available in an electronic format). Additional materials on Appendix Form 7, NDRCrimP (III. F.), (Oaths (agenda IV. G.), and Jury Reform (agenda IV. F. 7.) were added to the Web Jan. 27.

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I. Roll Call

II. Minutes of September 26-27, 1996 Meeting .... 1

III. Unfinished Business

A. Rule 32, N.D.R.Crim.P.; Confidentiality of Presentence Report

1. Memorandum on Rule 32 ... 21
2. AR 41; Access to Judicial Records 23
3. Bill sponsored by Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ... 29
4. Rule 32, Fed.R.Crim.P .. 32
5. Proposed Rule 32, N.D.R.Crim.P. .. 34

B. Rule 4, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Demand for Filing Complaint

1. Memorandum on Filing ... 46
2. Proposed Rule 4, N.D.R.Civ.P .... 48

C. Rule 43, N.D.R.Crim.P.; Presence of the Defendant

1. Memorandum on Rule 43 ... 52
2. Proposed Rule 43, N.D.R.Crim.P ... 53

D. Rules 54 and 59, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Time for Post-Judgment Motions

1. Memorandum on Rule 59 ... 59
2. Proposed Rule 54, N.D.R.Civ.P. ... 60
3. Proposed Rule 59, N.D.R.Civ.P .... 62

E. Rule 4, N.D.R.App.P.; Termination of Time for Appeal

1. Memorandum on Rule 4 ... 64
2. Rule 4, Fed.R.App.P .... 65
3. Proposed Rule 4, N.D.R.App.P 66

F. Appendix Form 7, N.D.R.Crim.P.; Criminal Judgment

1. Memorandum on Form 7 ... 69
2. Proposed Form 7, N.D.R.Crim.P .... 70
3. Proposed Form: Criminal Judgment and Commitment ... 74
4. Proposed Form: Criminal Judgment and Commitment [Partial Suspension] .. 77
5. Proposed Form: Criminal Judgment and Commitment [Suspended Execution of Sentence] 80
6. Proposed Form: Order Deferring Imposition of Sentence .. 83

G. Rule 6.7, NDROC; Juror Note Taking

1. Memorandum on Rule 6.7 ... 85
2. Rule 6.7, NDROC, Alternative 1 ... 86
3. Rule 6.7, NDROC, Alternative 2 ... 87

IV. New Business

A. Rule 10, N.D.R.App.P., and AR 39; Transcript Specifications

1. Memorandum on Rule 10 ... 88
2. Rule 10, N.D.R.App.P ... 90
3. Rule 32, N.D.R.App.P ... 91
4. AR 39 ... 92
5. Proposed Rule 10, N.D.R.App.P. ... 93
6. Proposed AR 39 .... 98

B. Rule 4, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Personal Service

1. Memorandum on Personal Service ... 104
2. Letter from North Dakota's Sheriff's Association .. 105
3. Upper Missouri Bar Association Minutes 106
4. Proposed Rule 4, N.D.R.Civ.P 107

C. Rule 5.1, N.D.R.Crim.P.; Disqualification of Judge

1. Memorandum on Rule 5.1 ... 111
2. Letter from Judge Wright .... 114
3. Proposed Rule 5.1, N.D.R.Crim.P .. 115

D. Rule 35.1, N.D.R.App.P.; Summary Disposition

1. Memorandum on Rule 35.1 ... 118
2. Rules from other Jurisdictions ... 119
3. Proposed Rule 35.1, N.D.R.App.P .. 125

E. Rule 42, N.D.R.App.P.; Mootness

1. Memorandum on Rule 42 ... 127
2. Proposed Rule 42, N.D.R.App.P .... 128

F. Jury Reform; Questions from Jurors

1. Letter from Ronald McLean ... 130
2. Rule 39, Ariz.R.Civ.P .. 132
3. Section 10, Minn.Gen.R.Prac . 134
4. Excerpt from Verdicts, Settlements § Tactics . 135
5. Article from Law and Human Behavior ... 140
6. Preliminary Instruction 144
7. Proposed Rule 6.8, NDROC

G. Re-write of Oaths

1. Letter from Judge Hagerty ... 145
2. Proposed Changes, Alternative 1 .. 146
3. Proposed Changes, Alternative 2 .. 154

H. Rule 43, N.D.R.Civ.P.; Taking of Testimony

1. Memorandum on Rule 43 ... 157
2. Rule 43, Fed.R.Civ.P ... 158
3. Proposed Rule 43, N.D.R.Civ.P .... 160

I. Rule 25, N.D.R.App.P.; Filing and Service

1. Memorandum on Rule 25 ... 163
2. Rule 25, Fed.R.App.P ... 164
3. Proposed Rule 25, N.D.R.App.P .... 167

J. Rule 26, N.D.R.App.P.; Computation and Extension of Time

1. Memorandum on Rule 26 ... 171
2. Rule 26, Fed.R.App.P ... 172
3. Proposed Rule 26, N.D.R.App.P .... 173