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A research aid for those engaged in interpreting the Speedy Trial Act. Excerpts from congressional hearing records and committee reports are reproduced verbatim and arranged according to the sections of the statute to which they pertain. Materials related to both the original enactment and the 1979 amendments are included. The book contains the full text of title I as it appeared in successive versions of the bill and an introductory essay about the genesis and the development of the act.

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A discussion of specific ways in which prosecutorial influence over sentences might be affected by sentencing guideline systems debated in Congress. The first volume contains the body of the report, with analyses and conclusions; the second is a technical supplement.

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A reference work designed to provide judges with general resource material to aid them in their preparation for and trial of employment discrimination cases. The manual includes separate analyses of each of the various statutes relied upon in such actions. It also includes selected jury instructions used by federal judges in such actions. The material used in this manual was originally prepared for workshops for federal district court judges.

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This manual describes procedures for court employees to call, log in and log out of the Federal Judicial Center computers to access COURTRAN. Instructions for use of COURTRAN are contained in separate manuals.

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The purpose of this manual is to assist secretaries to United States Judges in the performance of their duties by suggesting methods by which the duties generally assigned to them can most efficiently be performed. Although the manual is intended primarily to assist the newly appointed secretary, it is hoped that it will also be an aid to the more experienced secretary.

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The purpose of this handbook is to answer common questions likely to be in the minds of newly appointed probation officers. It is intended also to give the new officers a common base of information prior to their attending one of the formal orientation schools conducted by the Federal Judicial Center. The handbook presents some of the basic information which otherwise would be covered in the orientation programs thus making available additional time during the classes to cope with the more complex issues.

The handbook will serve also as an outline for chief probation officers in their initial orientation discussions with new staff and may be valuable to measure the new officers' grasp of the federal probation scene.

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