[District of Columbia Courts/Criminal Justice Act]

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Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided comments on whether the District of Columbia would violate the Antideficiency Act by: (1) approving vouchers for attorney's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) claims after the available fiscal year 1999 appropriations funds were exhausted; and (2) paying out CJA obligations exceeding the limitation contained in the 1999 District of Columbia Appropriations Act, GAO held that: (1) the Courts could not, upon submission of a CJA claim, delay the recognition of an obligation by withholding the voucher's approval; and (2) because attorney representation in CJA cases ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. September 15, 1999.

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Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided comments on whether the District of Columbia would violate the Antideficiency Act by: (1) approving vouchers for attorney's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) claims after the available fiscal year 1999 appropriations funds were exhausted; and (2) paying out CJA obligations exceeding the limitation contained in the 1999 District of Columbia Appropriations Act, GAO held that: (1) the Courts could not, upon submission of a CJA claim, delay the recognition of an obligation by withholding the voucher's approval; and (2) because attorney representation in CJA cases is a mandatory expense, obligations for this purpose may be incurred and may exceed the capped amount without violating the Antideficiency Act."

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United States. General Accounting Office. [District of Columbia Courts/Criminal Justice Act], text, September 15, 1999; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc292488/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.