In February 1941, the Supreme Court appointed an advisory committee to prepare a draft of Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. That committee has made its report to the Court and has presented a final draft of the rules. The adoption of these rules would be a landmark in criminal law administration. The importance of the draft does not lie in the fact that it projects matters that are novel or new, but rather in that it presents in successive provisions, stated in simple language, the best practices in criminal law procedure that have been evolved through experience. Of equal, or perhaps even greater, significance is the promise that these rules would tend to establish order and uniformity in federal practice where now there is uncertainty and confusion.
Albert J. Harno,
PROPOSED RULES OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: FINAL DRAFT,
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