This Blog is devoted to the decisions of the courts and the rules of procedure for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and news about them. Peter Vaira is the author of Eastern District Practice Rules, Annotated, published annually by the Gann Law Books. The Blog provides a link to the book. The book contains an extensive annotation of the local rules of civil and criminal procedure. This Blog is an adjunct to the book to provide up-to-date information about the eastern district. In addition, Peter Vaira writes a regular column about eastern district practice. His articles are abstracted for the Blog, and a link is for the complete text of the articles. Readers are invited to visit the Blog regularly, and to provide their own insights as to the eastern district matters.