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Committee: Federal Courts

Letter to Congress regarding the Smarter Sentencing Act, HR 3382/S.1401 (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Report on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Report on the Federal Judiciary Budget 2014 (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Federal Judiciary Budget

Report on Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Settlements

Letter to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts regarding Proposed Amendment to Rule 68 and Recommendation for Further Study (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Settlements

Letter to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts proposing amendments to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which would provide non-parties served with Rule 30(b)(6) deposition subpoenas greater protections against undue burdens (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Deposition Subpoenas

Recommendations Regarding the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009, H.R. 1020 (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Arbitration

“One Case / One Judge” -- Proposal for the Southern District of New York Regarding Direct Assignment to Magistrate Judges (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Magistrate Judges

Proposals for the 2010 Duke Conference Regarding the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Statement Regarding the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009, H.R.1020/S.931 (October 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Arbitration

Letter to Congress expressing support for S.2450 which would amend the Federal Rules of Evidence by adding Rule 502 which addresses the effect of disclosure of privileged materials in federal courts and proceedings before federal offices and agencies ( PDF format )
Subject area: Disclosure of privileged materials

Letter to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York urging that all attorneys be permitted to bring wireless enabled PDA's and cellular phones into the SDNY courthouses ( PDF format )
Subject area: Courthouse Policy

A Guide to Mediation in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York ( PDF format )
Subject area: Mediation

Letter to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts commenting on whether or not problems in practice exist under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) that would best be addressed through an amendment to the Rule or whether continued development of case law would suffice ( PDF format )
Subject area: Discovery

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Hanft (Fourth Circuit) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Hanft (U.S. Supreme Court) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, on a petition for certiorari (US Supreme Court, September 2005) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Rumsfeld, (US Supreme Court, April 2004) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Comments on Proposed Electronic Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ( PDF format )
Subject area: E-Discovery

Amicus Brief: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

The Surge of Immigration Appeals and its Impact on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ( PDF format )
Subject area: Immigration

Court-Annexed Mediation Programs in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York: The Judges' Perspective ( PDF format )
Subject area: Mediation

Tiering and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act After Dole ( PDF format )
Subject area: Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Letter Supporting the Proposed Amendment to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Concerning the Citation of Unpublished Opinions ( PDF format )
Subject area: Unpublished Opinions

The Indefinite Detention of "Enemy Combatants": Balancing Due Process and National Security in the Context of the War on Terror ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism

Letter Regarding Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Concerning Electronic Discovery ( PDF format )
Subject area: Electronic Discovery

Letter to President George W. Bush Regarding the Volcker Commission Report ( PDF format )
Subject area: Federal Courts

Report and Recommendations on Second Circuit Certification of Determinative State Law Issues to the New York Court of Appeals
Subject area: Certification of State Law