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The Rule’s All Right

Defend the Confidentiality of Financial Affidavits Required for Representation Under the Criminal Justice Act

Criminal Justice Act Form 23 (financial affidavit) is a confidential document. Some judges have concluded that CJA Form 23 should be a public document. Federal public defender Stephen Sady writes that the defense bar should reject any diminishment of the privacy protections in Rule 49.1.