Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, With Forms, December 1, 2014

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, With Forms, December 1, 2014
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, With Forms, December 1, 2014
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Updated/Current Edition: 2015--Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, With Forms, December 1, 2015

This document contains the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, together with forms, as amended to December 1, 2014. The rules and forms have been promulgated and amended by the United States Supreme Court pursuant to law and further amended by Acts of Congress. This document has been prepared by the Committee in response to the need for an official up-to-date document containing the latest amendments to the rules. For the convenience of the user, where a rule has been amended, a reference to the date the amendment was promulgated and the date the amendment became effective follows the text of the rule. The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States, prepared notes explaining the purpose and intent of the amendments to the rules. The Committee Notes may be found in the Appendix to Title 28, United States Code, following the particular rule to which they relate.


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Table of Contents



Authority for promulgation of rules

Historical note


Title I. Applicability of Rules:

Rule 1. Scope of Rules; Definition; Title 
Rule 2. Suspension of Rules 

Title II. Appeal From a Judgment or Order of a District Court:

Rule 3. Appeal as of Right—How Taken
Rule 3.1. Appeal from a Judgment of a Magistrate Judge in a Civil Case (Abrogated).
Rule 4. Appeal as of Right—When Taken
Rule 5. Appeal by Permission 
Rule 5.1. Appeal by Leave under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)(5) (Abrogated).
Rule 6. Appeal in a Bankruptcy Case
Rule 7. Bond for Costs on Appeal in a Civil Case 
Rule 8. Stay or Injunction Pending Appeal 
Rule 9. Release in a Criminal Case 
Rule 10. The Record on Appeal 
Rule 11. Forwarding the Record
Rule 12. Docketing the Appeal; Filing a Representation Statement; Filing the Record 
Rule 12.1. Remand After an Indicative Ruling by the District Court on a Motion for Relief That Is Barred by a Pending Appeal

Title III. Appeals from the United States Tax Court:

Rule 13. Appeals from the Tax Court 
Rule 14. Applicability of Other Rules to Appeals from the Tax Court

Title IV. Review or Enforcement of an Order of an Administrative Agency,  Board, Commission, or Officer:

Rule 15. Review or Enforcement of an Agency Order—How Obtained; Intervention
Rule 15.1. Briefs and Oral Argument in a National Labor Relations Board Proceeding 
Rule 16. The Record on Review or Enforcement 
Rule 17. Filing the Record 
Rule 18. Stay Pending Review 
Rule 19. Settlement of a Judgment Enforcing an Agency Order in Part 
Rule 20. Applicability of Rules to the Review or Enforcement of an Agency Order

Title V. Extraordinary Writs:

Rule 21. Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition, and Other Extraordinary Writs 

Title VI. Habeas Corpus; Proceedings in Forma Pauperis:

Rule 22. Habeas Corpus and Section 2255 Proceedings 
Rule 23. Custody or Release of a Prisoner in a Habeas Corpus Proceeding
Rule 24. Proceeding in Forma Pauperis

Title VII. General Provisions:

Rule 25. Filing and Service 
Rule 26. Computing and Extending Time
Rule 26.1. Corporate Disclosure Statement 
Rule 27. Motions 
Rule 28. Briefs
Rule 28.1. Cross-Appeals

Title VII. General Provisions—Continued

Rule 29. Brief of an Amicus Curiae 
Rule 30. Appendix to the Briefs
Rule 31. Serving and Filing Briefs 
Rule 32. Form of Briefs, Appendices, and Other Papers
Rule 32.1. Citing Judicial Dispositions 
Rule 33. Appeal Conferences 
Rule 34. Oral Argument 
Rule 35. En Banc Determination
Rule 36. Entry of Judgment; Notice
Rule 37. Interest on Judgment
Rule 38. Frivolous Appeal—Damages and Costs
Rule 39. Costs
Rule 40. Petition for Panel Rehearing 
Rule 41. Mandate: Contents; Issuance and Effective Date; Stay
Rule 42. Voluntary Dismissal 
Rule 43. Substitution of Parties 
Rule 44. Case Involving a Constitutional Question When the United States
or the Relevant State is Not a Party
Rule 45. Clerk’s Duties
Rule 46. Attorneys 
Rule 47. Local Rules by Courts of Appeals
Rule 48. Masters

Form 1. Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals From a Judgment or Order of a District Court 
Form 2. Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals From a Decision of the United States Tax Court 
Form 3. Petition for Review of Order of an Agency, Board, Commission or Officer
Form 4. Affidavit Accompanying Motion for Permission to Appeal In Forma Pauperis
Form 5. Notice of Appeal to a Court of Appeals from a Judgment or Order of a District Court or a Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
Form 6. Certificate of Compliance With Rule 32(a) 


This contains federal rules of civil procedure that must be followed by lawyers, police officers, judges, and others involved in the United States Judicial system.

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