Federal judicial conference subcommittee calls academic proposal "troubling"

Following up on the quotation from Justice Alito calling law professors part of an "arrogant legal culture," here's a report from the subcommittee on Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, which has proposed some amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including abrogating Rule 84, a series of forms.

It was noted that most of those who oppose abrogation of Rule 84 are academics. It is troubling that so many of those who devote their professional work to thinking about the deep principles of procedure challenge the proposal. That many of the challenges tie directly to continuing dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court's recent pleading decisions does not fully alleviate these concerns.

See the PDF at pp. 557-58.