Letter to Judicial Conference on Proposed Change to FRAP Notice of Appeal Timeline (March 2016)

NACDL encourages the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules to give serious consideration to the suggestion on your April 2016 agenda to extend to 30 days from the present 14 the time for filing a defendant's notice of appeal in a federal criminal case. (This period is measured not from the date of sentencing but from the date when the written judgment is entered on the docket, which might be the sentencing day but is often anywhere from a day or two to a few weeks later.) There are many reasons why this idea has merit beyond those noted in the Reporter's memorandum.



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