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Iowa Supreme Court adopts nonsubstantive restyling of Rules of Evidence

Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Fritz
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The Iowa Supreme Court released an order Sept. 28 announcing the adoption of a new nonsubstantive restyling of the Iowa Rules of Evidence designed to bring them in line with the federal rules that became effective in 2011.

The order, which is available in full on the court’s website, also expands the restyle working group to form an advisory committee to address the substantive differences and whether those changes should be made to the Iowa rules. The current adoption retains the substantive differences until the committee can create a proposal on how to handle them.

Once the committee has completed its review, the court will announce a request for comments from the public. The amendment also states that the current chapter 5 will be stricken and replaced by the restyled chapter on Jan. 1, 2017.

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