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While the proposed defender commission would still be within the judi-
cial branch, it would be free to pursue its own mission, create its own budget and determine national policy free from conflict of interest. The Committee believes that this independent program would continue to be supported by both individ- ual judges and the judiciary as an institution, that defenders would prove to be able advocates for the program, and that Congress will continue to understand the importance and constitutional necessity of an effective defense and ensure the integrity of the criminal justice system.1117 •
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1117 TheCommitteerecommendsthatthenewfederaldefensecommissionundertaketostudyits own structure and functioning every seven years to determine the strengths and benefits of that system, and whether additional changes or increased independence is still required. The Committee recognizes that even if its recommendations are adopted, a future review may conclude that absolute independence from all three branches is needed for the federal public defense function.
No recommendation presented herein represents T H E 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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