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1979 Rep. Advisory Comm. on Civ. Rules 1 (1979)

handle is hein.usfed/adcvru0016 and id is 1 raw text is: COMMITTEE ON RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
OF THE
JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20544
ROSZEL C. THOMSEN                             CHAIRMAN OF AOVI9ORY COMMITTZ
CHAIRMAN                                     WALTER R. MANSFIELD
CIVIL  RULZ*
WALTER E. HOFFMAN
JOSEPH  F. SPANIOL, JR.                             CRIMINAL  RULA.
ECRITARY                                   ROBERT A. AINSWOFITH. JR.
APPE LATE  RULES
June 14, 1979
To:    Judge Roszel C. Thomsen, Chairman, and
Members of the Committee on Rules
of Practice and Procedure
From: Walter R. Mansfield, Chairman, Advisory
Committee on Civil Rules
On June 6, 1979, Joseph F. Spaniol sent you a
copy of our Committee's Final Draft of Proposed Amendments
to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, dealing principally
with discovery. Except for a few proposals unrelated to
discovery, the Draft represents the end-product of our rather
extensive review of the subject of discovery abuse. Judge
Thomsen and Professor Ward are fully familiar with the nature
and extent of our study.
In the course of our deliberations we considered
but eventually withdrew various other proposals, some after
they were submitted to yourselves and circulated to the bench
and bar for comment. Since the Final Draft does not contai'
any comment or discussion with respect to these other proposals
our Committee believes that it would be helpful to members. of
the Standing Committee to have this informal  . ia!,ry of the
background of our final recommendations and ti1 -easons for
withdrawing or limiting some of the earlier proposals. That
is the purpose of this memorandum. Of course, some members
of the Advisory Committee may have relied on different reasons

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