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A study of this scope is only possible with the assistance of many willing hands along the way. From planning and holding the public hearings, to collecting data, to writing the report, the Committee benefited from knowledgeable and dedicated judges, federal defenders, CJA panel attorneys, clerks—and many others. Here we take the opportunity to acknowledge a few who were of particular assistance, but there are hundreds of others who also contributed to this study.
The Committee benefited from the counsel and writing skills of staff attorney, Arin Melissa Brenner, as well as the support of project manager Autumn Dickman, paralegal specialist Amy Cushman, meeting planner Mark Gable, and, Judge Cardone’s career law clerk, Richard Wallach. Dr. Robert Boucher of the Defender Services Office provided statistical assistance, and Professor Jon B. Gould of American University served as the Committee’s reporter. We thank Jennifer Trone for her expert assistance with editing, and AURAS Design for design and production of this report.
Six of the seven public hearings were held in federal courthouses. For these hearings we were warmly hosted by Chief Judge Kevin Moore and former Chief Judge Federico Moreno in the Southern District of Florida for the Miami hearing; former Chief Judge Ann Aiken and Chief Judge Michael Mosman in Oregon for the Portland hearing; Chief Judge Karon O. Bowdre in the Northern District of Alabama for the Birmingham hearing; Chief Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton in the Northern District of California for the San Francisco hearing; former Chief Judge Petrese Tucker in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the Philadelphia hearing; and Chief Judge John R. Tunheim in the District of Minnesota for the Minneapolis hearing. Over the two years of the study the Committee met 12 times in addition to the public hear- ings. Many of these meetings took place in courthouses around the country. We are appreciative of the chief judges and their clerks who offered us meeting space and resources to assist us in our efforts in Seattle, El Paso, and Chicago.
No recommendation presented herein represents
the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United 2 0 1 7 R E P O R T O F 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 vii
States unless approved by the Conference itself.

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