Preliminary Draft of Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the United States and the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, Volume 1

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Page iii - Columbia, the forms of process, writs, pleadings, and motions, and the practice and procedure in civil actions at law. Said rules shall neither abridge, enlarge, nor modify the substantive rights of any litigant.
Page 118 - Sec. 2. The court may at any time unite the general rules prescribed by it for cases in equity with those in actions at law so as to secure one form of civil action and procedure for both : Provided, however, That in such union of rules the right of trial by jury as at common law and declared by the seventh amendment to the Constitution shall be preserved to the parties inviolate.
Page iii - States shall have the power to prescribe, by general rules, for the district courts of the United States and for the courts of the District of Columbia, the forms of process, writs, pleadings, and motions, and the practice and procedure in civil actions at kw.
Page 114 - The existence or non-existence of any right, duty, power, liability, privilege, disability, or immunity or of any fact upon which such legal relations depend, or of a status, may be declared.
Page vi - Court a draft of a unified system of rules as above described. 4. During the recess of the Court the Chief Justice is authorized to fill any vacancy in the Advisory Committee which may occur through failure to accept appointment, resignation, or otherwise. 5. The Advisory Committee shall at all times be directly responsible to the Court. The Committee shall not incur expense or make any financial commitments except upon the approval of the Court as certified by the Chief Justice or upon his order...
Page 164 - In proceedings in equity, instituted for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the act, or for enforcing the rights and remedies given by it, the rules of equity practice established by the Supreme Court of the United States shall be followed as nearly as may be.
Page 115 - When declaratory relief will not be effective in settling the controversy, the court may decline to grant it. But the fact that another remedy would be equally effective affords no ground for declining declaratory relief. The demand for relief shall state with precision the declaratory judgment desired...
Page iii - Such united rules shall not take effect until they shall have been reported to Congress by the Attorney General at the beginning of a regular session thereof and until after the close of such...
Page 31 - No replication need be filed to the answer, and objections to the sufficiency of the petition or answer as not setting forth a cause of action or...
Page 127 - Sections 832 and 833 of title 28, United States Code, read as follows: "832. Suits, and so forth, by poor persons; prepayment of fees and costs. — Any citizen of the United States entitled to commence any suit or action, civil or criminal, in any court of the United States, may, upon the order of the court, commence and prosecute or defend to conclusion any suit or action, or a writ of error or an appeal to the circuit court of appeals...

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