Federal Criminal Procedure Litigation Manual 2019
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The 2019 Edition of the Federal Criminal Procedure Litigation
Manual remains the most thorough, comprehensive, and ambitious analysis of
the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
As with prior editions, the Manual breaks each of the Federal Rules of
Criminal Procedure down into its discrete parts and analyzes each part in
detail. At various times the Manual
offers Practice Tips to assist the user in making practical use of the Rules. The analysis of each Rule identifies related
rules, relevant constitutional provisions, pertinent federal statutes,
pertinent federal regulations, helpful secondary authorities and leading
cases. It packs everything one needs to
know about the Rules in a useable, concise one-volume work.
The 2019 Edition includes new coverage on the most recent
amendment to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and amendments to other
Fed. R. Crim, P. 28 governing appointment and compensation of
interpreters (an amendment that Congress enacted without relying on the Rules
Enabling Act process; Amendment to Fed. R. Crim P. 12.4(a)(2) was amended to
excuse the government from identifying an organizational victim for good cause.
Fed. R. Crim P. 12.4(b) was amended to change the title from “Time for Filing;
Supplemental Filing” to Time to File; Later Filing,” to require the required
12.4(a) statement within 28 days of the defendant’s appearance; and to promptly
file a later statement if any required information changes;
Amendment to Fed.
R. Crim P. 12.4 changed the title and required the mandated 12.4(a) statement
within 28 days of the defendant’s appearance and to promptly file a later
statement if any required information changes;
Amendment to Fed. R. Crim. P.
45(c) to add three days whenever service is made pursuant to 49(a)(4)(C), (D),
and (E) and to remove a reference to the Civil Rules; and
Amendment to Fed. R.
Crim. P. 49 to remove a reference to the Civil Rules and to provide
comprehensively for service of documents in federal criminal cases.
Both the Advisory Committee
on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Advisory Committees on other
Federal Rules are regularly considering amendments that recognize the
importance of modern forms of communication and information storage and the mobility
of both people and data. The Federal Criminal Procedure Litigation Manual
follows proposed amendments closely and explains those that are approved. It keeps its users current and informed.
Stephen A. Saltzburg is the
Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law at The George
Washington University Law School. Professor Saltzburg is a leading national
expert on evidence and criminal procedure.
His numerous writings include the FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE MANUAL, a
six-volume treatise on the Federal Rules of Evidence. He is the former Reporter
for, and member of, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Advisory Committee
and a former member of the Federal Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee. He
served as an American Bar Association representative to the Advisory Committee
on the Federal Rules of Evidence during the “restyling” of the Rules. Before
taking his current teaching position, he taught for many years at the
University of Virginia and served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the
Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has served as an
Ex-Officio Member of the United States Sentencing Commission and as the
Director of the Tax Refund Fraud Task Force for the U.S. Treasury Department.
David A. Schlueter is the Hardy
Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs at St. Mary’s University
School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Professor Schlueter teaches evidence,
trial advocacy, and constitutional law and has served as both a criminal trial
and appellate counsel. He has authored, co-authored, or edited thirteen books
on procedure, advocacy, and evidence, including the two-volume work, FEDERAL
EVIDENCE TACTICS. Before joining the faculty at St. Mary’s in 1983, he served
on active duty as an Army JAGC and for two years as legal counsel for the
Supreme Court of the United States. He is a Fellow in the American Law
Institute and a Life Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. From 1988 until
2005, he served as the Reporter for the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Jonathan K. Gitlen is a
Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School. He
served for two years as the Director of the National Inventory of Collateral
Consequences of Conviction (NICCC) for the American Bar Association's Criminal
Justice Section. He has authored several articles on collateral consequences
and been recognized as a leader in the field. Mr. Gitlen served as the lead
attorney on behalf of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section
in Clemency Project 2014 and represented 50 clemency applicants, obtaining
relief for twelve. Professor Gitlen serves as an advisor to the Criminal
Justice Section in its effort to improve online access to its Criminal Justice
Standards and represents clients in civil and criminal matters.