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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Habeas Corpus Death Penalty Budgeting

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The Explanatory Memorandum for Case Budgeting in Federal Capital Habeas Corpus Panel Attorney Representations Arising out of a State Court Death Sentence prepared by the Judicial Conference of the United States provides overall guidance for budgeting in this area. It also provides references to the CJA Guidelines as appropriate. Petitioners will be required, by counsel, to submit a proposed budget. Exemplars of a budget submission order and a proposed budget submission are provided for guidance, but budget submissions are flexible. An Excel spreadsheet array provides Petitioner with tools for estimating a budget.