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With pleasure I responded to the invitation of the Editors to participate in a timely symposium on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their effect in state and federal procedure. Because these rules have been so brilliantly successful in their own original jurisdiction; because, too, they are having an important and an abiding effect upon state practice through the union, such a symposium, viewed as both a place of rest for a backward look and a point of departure for the future, is most appropriate. My own writings have been, alas, too numerous to justify me in long further excursions at the moment. Hence I trust my contribution will be understandingly brief. But a quick survey of the considerable and constantly increasing stimulus to state practice of the rules may well be of interest and value. In giving this report I have tried to make it as up-to-the minute as my information, including my correspondence as Reporter to the federal committee, will permit. It is, however, quite possible that developments have occurred of which I have not yet learned or that others will have occurred before this issue is published.
Date of Authorship for this Version
The Federal Rules in State Practice, 23 Rocky Mountain Law Review 520 (1951)