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Options for Restructuring the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act
Section 13: The Committee’s Proposal:
An Independent Entity Within the Judicial Branch...........................................................................243
13.1 National Structure................................................................................................................................................................................................243 13.2 LocalStructure.........................................................................................................................................................................................................246 13.3 Benefits of the Recommended Structure.......................................................................................................................247
Section 14: Alternative Models Considered....................................................................................................... 249 14.1 Stand-AloneAgencyOutsidetheThreeBranchesofGovernment....................................249 14.2 Within the Executive Branch............................................................................................................................................................250 14.3 Re-elevating DSO to a Directorate in the AO...........................................................................................................251 14.4 Defender Commission Comprised Entirely of Judges...............................................................................251 14.5 Conclusion......................................................................................................................................................................................................................253
Appendices
Appendix A: Committee Member Biographies.........................................................................................................................................255 Appendix B: Map of Hearing Invitations............................................................................................................................................................ 258 Appendix C: Survey Data Considered..................................................................................................................................................................259 Appendix D: Acronyms................................................................................................................................................................................................................261 Appendix E: Patton-Sands Letter, March 30, 2017 .............................................................................................................................. 262 Appendix F: Chart of Eighth Circuit Voucher Cuts.................................................................................................................................271 Appendix G: Service Provider Usage and Payments, by Circuit......................................................................................274 Appendix H: Flowchart of the Path of Capital Cases in State and Federal Courts...............................278 Appendix I: Position Letter from Defender Services Committee.....................................................................................279 Appendix J: Position Letter from Federal Defenders........................................................................................................................281 Appendix K: Position Letter from Defender Services Advisory Group....................................................................283 Appendix L: Budget Implications.................................................................................................................................................................................. 288 Appendix M: Statement from Committee Member Professor Orin Kerr...............................................................293
No recommendation presented herein represents A D H O C C O M M I T T E E T O R E V I E W T H E C R I M I N A L J U S T I C E A C T the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United States unless approved by the Conference itself.























































































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