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January 30, 2007

Testimony on CVRA and FRCrP

On the site of the the National Crime Victim Law Institute, one can now find this webpage collecting testmony addressing federal criminal procedure rules (FRCrP) seeking to implement the federal Crime Victims Rights Act (CVRA).  Here is the basics:

The Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Federal Judiciary has published proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, seeking to integrate the Crime Victims' Rights Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 3771, into those rules.  Numerous experts from across the country testified on Friday, January 26, 2006, on the Committee's lack of full integration of victims' rights into the rules....

The opinions/testimony of [these] individuals/organizations are linked here: Douglas E. Beloof; Judge Paul Cassell; Russell P. Butler; Sally H. Pym on behalf of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council Pacific Islands Committee; Thomas W. Hillier, Jr; William N. Clark; Jon M. Sands; Tobin J. Romero on behalf of Williams & Connolly LLP; Hon. James F. Holderman; Peter Goldberger, Esq.

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To save time for anyone thinking of actually looking at the attached testimony, Beloof, Cassell and Butler testified for broader enforcement of the CVRA. Tom Hillier presented on behalf of the Federal Defenders and I on behalf of NACDL, for more careful and restrained enforcement. All the others, I believe, only addressed the proposed amendment to FedRCrimP 29 (or some other non-CVRA issue).

Posted by: Peter G | Jan 31, 2007 5:53:03 PM

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