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Numerous changes in the rules governing criminal trials in federal court have been in effect for four months. Some are major and some are minor, but they should be studied carefully by lawyers handling criminal cases. Amendments have been made to:

  • Rule 6, on disclosure of grand jury information,
  • Rule 11, on nolo contendere and guilty pleas, plus a new harmless error rule,
  • Rule 12, on Jencks-type disclosures,
  • Rule 12.2, on testimony on mental condition of the defendant and mental examinations,
  • Rule 23, permitting 11-member juries and
  • Rule 32, on correcting pre-sentence reports and withdrawal of pleas.

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    A.B.A. J., Dec. 1983, at 1838-1842.