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George Washington Law Review

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This Article explores the direction Congress or the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules should take in amending rule 68. Part I explains the existing rule, the Supreme Court's interpretation of the rule, and recent efforts to amend the rule. Part II sets forth rule 68's basic goals and limitations and develops a framework for discussing the rule. Part III uses this framework to analyze a pending proposal to amend rule 68. Part IV develops an alternative proposal for amending rule 68. Part V explores the relationship between rule 68 and alternative dispute resolution. Finally, part VI sets forth this author's proposed rule in statutory form.