National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL)

A non-profit, unincorporated association consiting of commissioners appointed by each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The purpose of this organization is to discuss and debate which areas of the law require uniformity among the states and territories.  The NCCUSL drafts Uniform Acts accordingly.

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Removal warrant

Also called a warrant of removal. Pursuant to Rule 40 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, this is a writ which directs the removal of a prisoner from the district in which he is incarcerated to the district that issued the warrant (called a demanding district). If, based on a hearing, it appears from the report of a magistrate or from evidence heard before a judge that sufficient cause has been shown to order the defendant's removal, the judge shall issue a such a warrant to the district where the prosecution is pending.

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Legal Services Corporation

Congress established the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in 1974 with bipartisan congressional sponsorship as a private, non-profit corporation in order to ensure equal access to justice for all Americans by providing civil legal assistance to low-income individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford it.   The LSC is funded through the congressional appropriations process.

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