International Law & The Federal 'Presence'...
- Hi, All..
Check this out:
CRIMINAL CASES: The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure do not
provide for the issuance of requests for judicial assistance.
Consequently, Rule 57, Fed. R. Crim. P., applies. Rule 57 provides in
pertinent part: "In all cases not provided for by rule, the district
judges and magistrates may regulate their practice in any manner not
inconsistent with these rules or those of the district in which they
act". Evidence, including documents and the testimony of witnesses,
may properly be sought by means of a request for judicial assistance
before or after formal charges have been made. United States v.
Reagan, supra, 453 F2d at 173 n.4; In Re Grand Jury 81-2, 550 F.
Supp. 24, 29 (W.D. Mich, 1982); United States v. Strong, supra, 608
F. Supp. at 194.
It state's that, "... the district judges and magistrates may
regulate their practice in ANY MANNER NOT INCONSISTENT with these
rules...." So, why don't we ask for international "assistance" per a
letter of rogatory?