Monday, February 23, 2004

Which FRCP are you?

Michelle Boardman at the Volokh Conspiracy linked to a quiz designed to identify which Federal Rules of Civil Procedure its participants are. I, like Michelle, am Rule 11:
You were designed to make sure that attorneys in federal cases make reasonable inquiries into fact or law before submitting pleadings, motions, or other papers. You were a real hardass in 1983, when you snuffed out all legal creativity from federal proceedings and embarassed well-meaning but overzealous attorneys. You loosened up a bit in 1993, when you began allowing plaintiffs to make allegations in their complaints that are likely to have evidenciary support after discovery, and when you allowed a 21 day period for the erring attorney to withdraw the errant motion. Sure, you keep everything running on the up and up, but it's clear that things would be a lot more fun without you around. Which Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Are You?
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Thanks to Jones McClure Publishing for making "FRCP" a household term (subjective to me).

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