CHAPTER 209

ENABLING SUPREME COURT TO ADOPT CRIMINAL RULES OF PROCEDURE

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO DEVISE AND ADOPT CRIMINAL RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE COURTS OF OYER AND TERMINER AND THE COURTS OF GENERAL SESSIONS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

That the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware shall have the power to prescribe by general rule to the Courts of Oyer and Terminer and the Courts of General Sessions of this State the forms of process, writs, pleadings, motions, discovery, practice and procedure in criminal actions. Said rules shall neither abridge, enlarge, nor modify the substantive rights of any litigant. They shall take effect six months after their promulgation, and thereafter all laws in conflict therewith shall be of no further force or effect.

Approved June 4, 1951.