Senate Passes Bill To Extend Court Deadlines

Law360, New York (April 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Senate has unanimously approved a bill introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to lengthen a number of federal court deadlines to bring them into sync with recent amendments to the federal rules of practice and procedure.

The bill, which passed the Senate on Monday night, cleared the House of Representatives last week and now awaits the president's signature.

Legislators are rushing to implement the time extensions on or before Dec. 1, when the Judicial Conference of the United States' amendments are scheduled to take effect,...
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