Comments Invited on Proposed Rules for Future Emergencies

The bench, bar, and public have been asked to provide comments on a series of proposed rules that would, if approved, guide the Judiciary in responding to future declared emergencies that impair federal court operations. The proposals include amendments to Appellate Rules 2 and 4, and new emergency Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules.

The comment period runs from Aug. 6, 2021 to Feb. 16, 2022. Read the announcement, the proposals as well as instructions for submitting comments and requests to testify at a series of planned public hearings.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021