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March 27, 2003

Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I have the honor to submit to the Congress the amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States pursuant to Section 2072 of Title 28, United States Code.

Accompanying the order revising these forms are excerpts from the report of the Judicial Conference of the United States submitted to the Court for its consideration pursuant to Section 331 of Title 28, United States.

Sincerely,

/s/ William H. Rehnquist

March 27, 2003

Honorable Dick Cheney
President, United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Mr. President:

I have the honor to submit to the Congress the amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that have been adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States pursuant to Section 2072 of Title 28, United States Code.

Accompanying the order revising these forms are excerpts from the report of the Judicial Conference of the United States submitted to the Court for its consideration pursuant to Section 331 of Title 28, United States.

Sincerely,

/s/ William H. Rehnquist

March 27, 2003

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

ORDERED:

1. That Forms 1, 2, 3, and 5 in the Appendix to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure be, and they hereby are, amended by replacing all references to "19__" with references to "20__."

2. That the foregoing amendments to the forms in the Appendix to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure shall take effect on December 1, 2003, and shall govern in all proceedings in appellate cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending.

3. That THE CHIEF JUSTICE be, and hereby is, authorized to transmit to the Congress the foregoing amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure in accordance with the provisions of Section 2072 of Title 28, United States Code.

 

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