Research guides

Federal Court Rules

In the U.S. Code

Select Federal Court Rules are often reprinted in the United States Code. The following tables list known locations of court rules found in the main editions of the Government Publishing Office (GPO) U.S.C. resources. Additional court rules may be available in other titles of the U.S. Code. Updates to the court rules found in the main volumes may be available in the supplement volumes that correspond to the main volume.

The tables below list the court rules found in the main volumes and the location of the court rule. The link will open to the rule in HeinOnline. HeinOnline is a membership database available to most Jenkins' members. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org for the link to work.

The GPO U.S.C. resources are also available online from the U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsel (1994-present).

Commercial publishers like Lexis and West also reprint the court rules in the U.S. Code. The location of the court rules in these publications may be different than the location listed in the table below. Historical versions of the U.S. Code are also available on the Lexis and Westlaw computers in the library.

For a full list of where to find the U.S. Code, see the United States Code guide.

2000-2012

2012 U.S. Code Location
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 21, page 657)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 21, page 740)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Title 18 Appendix (vol. 12, page 867)
Federal Rules of Evidence Title 28 Appendix (vol. 21, page 1004)
2006 U.S. Code Location
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 19, page 3)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 19, page 76)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Title 18 Appendix (vol. 11, page 822)
Federal Rules of Evidence Title 28 Appendix (vol. 19, page 314)
2000 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 16, page 935)
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 16, page 581)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 16, page 641)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Title 18 Appendix (vol. 9, page 1531)
Federal Rules of Evidence Title 28 Appendix (vol. 16, page 852)
Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Tax Court Title 26 Appendix (vol. 15, page 1583)
Rules of the United States Court of Federal Claims Title 28 Appendix (vol. 16, page 955)
Rules of the United States Court of International Trade Title 28 Appendix (vol. 16, page 1025)
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 5, page 585)
Courts of Criminal Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure (Armed Forces) Title 10 Appendix (vol. 5, page 603)

 

1982-1994

1994 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 15, page 925)
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 15, page 587)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 15, page 632)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Title 18 Appendix (vol. 9, page 703)
Federal Rules of Evidence Title 28 Appendix (vol. 15, page 848)
Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Tax Court Title 26 Appendix (vol. 14, page 1447)
Rules of the United States Court of Federal Claims Title 28 Appendix (vol. 15, page 946)
Rules of the United States Court of International Trade Title 28 Appendix (vol. 15, page 1017)
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 4, page 615)
Courts of Military Review Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 4, page 631)
1988 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 805)
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 512)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 548)
Rules of Criminal Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 18 Appendix (vol. 7, page 713)
Federal Rules of Evidence Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 733)
Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Tax Court Title 26 Appendix (vol. 11, page 1089)
Rules of the United States Claims Court Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 828)
Rules of the United States Court of International Trade Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 883)
United States Court of Military Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 3, page 1247)
Courts of Military Review Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 3, page 1262)
Rules of Procedure for the Trial of Misdemeanors Before United States Magistrates Title 18 Appendix (vol. 7, page 842)
1982 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 442)
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 465)
General Rules of the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 499)
Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 507)
Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 515)
Rules of Criminal Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 18 Appendix (vol. 7, page 556)
Rules of Evidence for United States Courts and Magistrates Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 678)
Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Tax Court Title 26 Appendix (vol. 11, page 879)
Rules of the United States Claims Court Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 748)
Rules of the United States Court of International Trade Title 28 Appendix (vol. 12, page 793)
United States Court of Military Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 3, page 941)
Courts of Military Review Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 3, page 952)
Rules of Procedure for the Trial of Misdemeanors Before United States Magistrates Titles 18 Appendix (vol. 7, page 672)

 

1964-1976

1976 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 8, page 331)
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 8, page 351)
General Rules of the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 8, page 381)
Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 28 Appendix (vol. 8, page 388)
Rules of Criminal Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 1400)
Rules of Evidence for the United States Court and Magistrates Title 28 Appendix (vol. 8, page 539)
Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Tax Court Title 26 Appendix (vol. 7, page 1455)
Rules of the Court of Claims of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 8, page 606)
Rules of the United States Customs Court Title 28 Appendix (vol. 8, page 656)
United States Court of Military Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 2, page 1121)
Rules of Procedure for the Trial of Minor Offenses Before United States Magistrates Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 1492)
1970 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 7681)
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 7700)
Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 7729)
Rules of Criminal Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 4479)
Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims Title 28 Appendix, following the Rules of Civil Proc. (vol. 7, page 7863)
Rules of Practice Before the United States Tax Court Title 26 Appendix (vol. 6, page 7391)
Rules of the Court of Claims of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 7871)
Rules of the United States Customs Court Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 7921)
United States Court of Military Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 2, page 2049)
Rules of Procedure for the Trial of Minor Offenses Before United States Magistrates Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 4532)
Rules of Procedure for Trials Before Commissioners Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 4534)
1964 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 6053)
Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 6075)
Rules of Criminal Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 3739)
Admiralty Rules Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 6183)
Rules of Practice Before the Tax Court of the United States Title 26 Appendix (vol. 6, page 5819)
Rules of the United States Court of Claims Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 6204)
Rules of the United States Customs Court Title 28 Appendix (vol. 7, page 6245)
United States Court of Military Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 2, page 1863)
Rules of Procedure for Trials Before Commissioners Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 3783)

 

1940-1958

1958 U.S. Code Location
Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28 Appendix (vol. 6, page 5103)
Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 28 Appendix (vol. 6, page 5125)
Rules of Criminal Procedure for the United States District Courts Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 3407)
Admiralty Rules Title 28 Appendix (vol. 6, page 5222)
Rules of Practice Before the Tax Court of the United States Title 26 Appendix (vol. 5, page 4887)
Rules of the United States Court of Claims Title 28 Appendix (vol. 6, page 5237)
Rules of the United States Customs Court Title 28 Appendix (vol. 6, page 5272)
United States Court of Military Appeals Rules of Practice and Procedure Title 10 Appendix (vol. 2, page 1674-1)
Rules of Procedure for Trials Before Commissioners Title 18 Appendix (vol. 4, page 3451)
1952 U.S. Code Location
Revised Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28, Chapter 131, following § 2071 (vol. 3, page 4237)
Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the United States Title 28, Chapter 131, following § 2072 (vol. 3, page 4287)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure for the District Courts of the United States Title 18, Chapter 237, following § 3771 (vol. 2, page 2521)
Admiralty Rules Title 28, Chapter 131, following § 2073 (vol. 3, page 4387)
The Tax Court of the United States Title 26, Chapter 5 (vol. 3, page 3651)
Rules of the Court of Claims of the United States Title 28, Chapter 131, following the Rules of the Supreme Ct. (vol. 3, page 4256)
Rules of the United States Customs Court Title 28, Chapter 131, following the Rules of the Ct. of Claims (vol. 3, page 4277)
1946 U.S. Code Location
Revised Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Title 28, Chapter 9, following § 354 (vol. 3, page 3180)
Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the United States Title 28, Chapter 18, following § 723c (vol. 3, page 3269)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure for the District Courts of the United States Title 18, Chapter 21A, following § 687 (vol. 2, page 1957)
Admiralty Rules Title 28, Chapter 18, following § 723 (vol. 3, page 3255)
The Tax Court of the United States Title 26, Chapter 5 (vol. 2, page 2740)
Rules of the Court of Claims of the United States Title 28, Chapter 7, following § 263 (vol. 3, page 3138)
Rules of the United States Customs Court Title 28, Chapter 7A, following § 296 (vol. 3, page 3159)
1940 U.S. Code Location
Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts of the United States Title 28, Chapter 18, following § 723c (vol. 2, page 2606)
Rules of Criminal Procedure after Plea of Guilty, Verdict or Finding of Guilt Title 18, Chapter 21A, following § 688 (vol. 2, page 1620)
Admiralty Rules Title 28, Chapter 18, following § 723 (vol. 2, page 2591)
Board of Tax Appeals Title 26, Chapter 5 (vol. 2, page 2190)