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Comments submitted to the Federal Bureau of Prisons with FAMM and the Justice Action Network regarding a proposed rule on earned time credits authorized by the FIRST Step Act of 2018 (S. 756).
Seeking to promote rational and humane criminal justice policies for America, NACDL advocates before all three branches of the federal government. Below, please find official comments on rules and regulations submitted to various government agencies on behalf of NACDL.
NACDL's statement to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice regarding the need for more accountability and transparency in policing to effect meaningful, much-needed reforms.
Comments to the American Society for Testing and Materials regarding proposed standard ASTM WK72597: New Standard Guide for the Microscopical Examination of Human Hair.
Comments submitted to the U.S. Sentencing Commission by NACDL's informal Coalition on the Privilege Waiver Amendment to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines regarding priorities in the current (2006) amendment cycle.
Comments to the U.S. Sentencing Commission from the Coalition to Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege regarding proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines.
Comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service regarding proposed changes to SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD).
Letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regarding proposed changes to Section 19, which regulates restrictions for people with relevant criminal convictions.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s letter to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure, regarding federal disclosure obligations and suggesting an amendment to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Comments to the U.S. Sentencing Commission regarding proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines.
Letter to the U.S. Sentencing Commission regarding USSC priorities in the current (2014) amendment cycle.
Comments to the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure regarding proposed amendments to Rule 3(c) and 42(b) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.