(a)The Supreme Court shall have the power to prescribe general rules of practice and procedure and rules of evidence for cases in the United States district courts (including proceedings before magistrate judges thereof) and courts of appeals.
(b)Such rules shall not abridge, enlarge or modify any substantive right. All laws in conflict with such rules shall be of no further force or effect after such rules have taken effect.
(c)Such rules may define when a ruling of a district court is final for the purposes of appeal under section
1291 of this title.
Words “magistrate judges” substituted for “magistrates” in subsec. (a) pursuant to section 321 ofPub. L. 101–650, set out as a note under section
631 of this title.
Section effective Dec. 1, 1988, see section 407 ofPub. L. 100–702, set out as an Effective Date of 1988 Amendment note under section
2071 of this title.
Applicability to Virgin Islands
Rules of civil procedure promulgated under this section as applicable to the District Court of the Virgin Islands, see section
1615 of Title
48, Territories and Insular Possessions.
The Rules of Practice in Admiralty and Maritime Cases, promulgated by the Supreme Court on Dec. 20, 1920, effective Mar. 7, 1921, as revised, amended, and supplemented, were rescinded, effective July 1, 1966, in accordance with the general unification of civil and admiralty procedure which became effective July 1, 1966. Provision for certain distinctly maritime remedies were preserved however, in the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims, Rules A to F, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Appendix to this title.
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