Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Proposed Amendments to Fed. R. Crim. P.; Most Designed to Implement Crime Victims' Rights Act

Amendments to Rules 1, 12.1, 17, 18, 29, 32, 41, 61, as well as a proposed new Rule 60, have been published for public comment. You can read about the proposed amendments here. If you wish to comment on the proposed changes, your comment must be received by February 15, 2007. Suggestions for writing an effective comment (along with a brief explanation of the rulemaking process) are available here.

Many of the proposed amendments are designed to implement the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771). The National Crime Victim Law Institute has collected links to testimony on the amendments here. (Link via Sentencing Law & Policy) You can also find the collected testimony at the U.S. Courts website here.


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