Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 1
Rule 1. Scope and Purpose
These rules govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United State, except as stated in Rule 81. They should be construed, administered, and employed by the court and the parties to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.
What's a civil action?
What's a district court?
Just, speedy, and inexpensive?