Comments on Rules & Regulations

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.

Department of Justice:

February 3, 2014, Re: Comments on Docket No. BOP 1168; 28 CFR Part 571, Compassionate Release 

January 28, 2014, NACDL Comments re Meeting of the National Commission on Forensic Science  

February 15, 2013, NACDL Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence  

February 15, 2013, NACDL Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 

March 14, 2012, NACDL Comments on PAG Docket No. 1540 

June 1, 2011, NACDL Comments on Federal Review of State Capital Post-Conviction Cases 

April 4, 2011, NACDL Comments on National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape 

May 10, 2010, NACDL Comments on National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape 

December 22, 2008, NACDL/FAMM Comments to Bureau of Prisons on Docket No. 1151-1 Interim Rule Change 

May 19, 2008, NACDL Comments on DNA-Sample Collection 

September 24, 2007, NACDL Comments on Opt-In Regulations 

July 31, 2007, NACDL Comments on the Attorney General's National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification 

April 30, 2007, NACDL Comments on Provisions Retroactivity of the Adam Walsh Act 

February 20, 2007, Reduction in Sentence For Medical Reasons 

October 31, 2001, NACDL Comments on the Attorney General's Order Regarding Monitoring of Confidential Attorney-Client Communications 

U.S. Sentencing Commission:

March 18, 2014, NACDL Comments on Proposed Amendments for the 2014 Cycle 

July 15, 2013, NACDL Response to Request for Comment on Proposed Priorities 

March 19, 2013, NACDL Comments on Proposed Amendments for the 2013 Cycle 

March 19, 2012, Comments on Proposed Permanent Amendments 

June 1, 2011, Written Statement on Retroactivity of Fair Sentencing Act Amendments 

March 21, 2011, Comments on Proposed Permanent Amendments 

March 17, 2011, Written Statement on Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines and Issues for Comment 

October 8, 2010, Emergency Amendments Pursuant to the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 

March 17, 2010, Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines and Issues for Comment 

May 23, 2007, Rising Crime and the Gang Prevention Act 

November 14, 2006, Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy 

July 14, 2006, Sentence Reduction Motions 

March 15, 2006, Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine 

May 29, 2005, Offenses Involving Anabolic Steroids 

March 17, 2004, CAN-SPAM Act 

February 23, 2004, Chapter 8 of the Sentencing Guidelines 

March 25, 2003, Issues for Comment in the Federal Register 

March 17, 2003, Proposed Permanent Amendments 

April 6, 1998, Economic Crime Package and Other Issues 

April 4, 1997, Comments on Amendments Pertaining to Diminished Capacity and Theft, Fraud and Tax 

Comments on the 1997 Amendments, Part I (March 17, 1997), Part II (March 28, 1997)

February 4, 1997, Comments on the 1997 Emergency Amendments 

February 4, 1997, Letter on 1997 Amendment Cycle 

December 16, 1996, Comments on Proposed 1997 Amendments to Sentencing Guidelines 

December 16, 1996, Comments on Sentencing Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure 

March 24, 1994, Comments on Proposed 1994 Amendments 

March 22, 1993, Comments on Proposed 1993 Amendments 

Judicial Conference:

February 21, 2012Concerning Proposed Amendments to Rule 12, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Published for Comment in August 2011 

February 15, 2012, Comments Concerning Proposed Amendment to Rule 11, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Published for Comment in August 2011 

February 14, 2012, Comments Concerning Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Published for Comment in August 2011 

February 14, 2012, Comments Concerning Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence Published for Comment in August 2011 

February, 16, 2009, Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence Published for Comment in August 2008 

December 5, 2008, Proposed Legislation Extending Statutory Deadlines

October 26, 2007, NACDL Comments on Privacy and Security Implications of Public Access to Certain Electronic Criminal Case File Documents

February 15, 2007, Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 

May 10, 2007, Proposed Rules Relating to Crime Victims' Rights Act

January 9, 2007, Crime Victims' Rights Act and Rule 29 

February, 15, 2006, Proposed Changes in Federal Rules of Criminal and Appellate Procedures

November 7, 2005, Proposed Amended Rules of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court 

April 2, 2003, Additional Comments on Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims 

March 21, 2003, Annual Criminal and Evidence Rule Amendments

March 21, 2003, Habeas Rule Amendments 

August 26, 2002, Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims 

February 28, 2002, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence 

February 28, 2001, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Habeas Corpus, and Style Revision to the Criminal Rules 

February 28, 2001, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 

March 9, 1999, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Applicable to Criminal Forfeiture 

February 4, 1999, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Applicable to Criminal Forfeiture

January 4, 1999, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Applicable to Criminal Forfeiture 

February 15, 1998, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 

February 15, 1998, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Applicable to Criminal Forfeiture 

February 29, 1996, Comments on Federal Rules of Criminal and Appellate Procedure 

February 28, 1995, Comments on Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Appellate Procedure 

April 14, 1994, Comments on Federal Rules of Criminal and Appellate Procedure 

April 14, 1993, Comments on Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Appellate Procedure 

August 31, 1990, Comments on Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence 

Other Agencies:

November 7, 2013, NACDL Comment on the Formation and Composition of Guidance Groups 

April 23, 2013, NACDL Comments Re: Federal Aviation Administration: "Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Program," Docket No. FAA-213-0061 

December 17, 2010, NACDL Comments on Proposed Rules for Implementing the Whistleblower Provisions of Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 

July 6, 2009, NACDL Letter on Federal Communications Commission Comment Regulation of Abusive Prison Pay Phone Industry 

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