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Chief Judge McKee: Presiding Judge or Magistrate Has Sole Discretion in Requests for Interim Payment of Counsel

Upon Further Review Staff on 8/16/2016
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In a bid to streamline the payment process, Third Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge McKee has ordered that in extended or complex cases where counsel has been appointed under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. §3006A, responsibility for review of requests to submit interim vouchers for compensation for pending matters rests solely with the presiding judge or magistrate. See Chief Judge McKee's August 9 Order.

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