) govern the conduct of all civil actions brought in FederalDistrict Courts. While they do not apply to suits in state courts, the rules of civil procedure for manystates have been closely modeled on these rules of civil procedure. TheFRCPare promulgated by theUnited States Supreme Court pursuant to the Rules Enabling Act, and then approved by the UnitedStates Congress. The Court's modifications to the rules are usually based on recommendations fromthe Judicial Conference of the United States, the federal judiciary's internal policy-making body.Although federal courts are required to apply the substantive law of the states as rules of decision incases where state law is in question, the federal courts almost always use theFRCPas their rules of procedure. States make their own rules that apply in their own courts, but most states have adoptedrules that are based on theFederal Rules of Civil Procedure.