Rule 61. Title

These rules may be known and cited as the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Notes

(As amended Apr. 29, 2002, eff. Dec. 1, 2002; Apr. 23, 2008, eff. Dec. 1, 2008.)

Short Title of 1975 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–64, §1, July 31, 1975, 89 Stat. 370, provided: “That this Act [amending rules 4, 9, 11, 12, 12.1, 12.2, 15, 16, 17, 20, 32 and 43 of these rules and enacting provisions set out as a note under rule 4] may be cited as the ‘ Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Amendments Act of 1975’.”

Notes of Advisory Committee on Rules—1944

This rule is similar to Rule 85 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure [28 U.S.C., Appendix], which reads as follows:

These rules may be known and cited as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Committee Notes on Rules—2002 Amendment

No changes have been made to Rule 60, as a result of the general restyling of the Criminal Rules.

Committee Notes on Rules—2008 Amendment

Excerpt from Report of the Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. This amendment renumbers current Rule 60 as Rule 61 to accommodate the new victims’ rights rule.

Changes Made to Proposed Amendment Released for Public Comment. No changes were made.

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