In February 1944 the REVIEW carried an article by Dean Harno of the University of Illinois entitled, "Proposed Rules of Criminal Procedure: Final Draft." In a footnote the draft was referred to as "Final Report ( 1943) ." While that issue of the REVIEW was on the press the Advisory Committee distributed a draft of the rules entitled "Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Second Preliminary Draft." In July 1944 a third printing of the proposed rules was circulated. This printing, labeled "Report," is, according to Mr. Holtzhoff, secretary of the committee, "the Final Draft of the Rules." It thus appears that there have been two final ''Reports" or ''Drafts" of the proposed rules. To clear up the confusion caused by this apparent duplication, a brief history of the various drafts seems desirable.
Michigan Law Review,
FEDERAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE--THE VARIOUS DRAFTS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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