IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 24, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
LAWRENCE CRAYTON, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Maxine M. Chesney United States District Judge
MOTION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO SEAL DECLARATION OF ELIZABETH M. FALK AND ITS EXHIBITS AA AND BB IN SUPPORT OF SENTENCING MEMORANDUM FILED UNDER SEAL
Attorney of record Elizabeth M. Falk now moves this Court to file under seal the Declaration of Elizabeth M. Falk in Support of Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum and its attachments, submitted herewith. Exhibits AA and BB to the aforementioned declaration contain confidential medical records and reports of the defendant, Mr. Lawrence Crayton, as well as his wife, Linda Crayton. These records were disclosed to counsel with the provision that counsel maintain their confidential nature with the Court. As these items should not be placed on the public docket for confidentiality reasons, counsel now moves herein for a Sealing Order.
The medical records and reports attached to the contain sensitive and personal information about Mr. and Mrs. Crayton that is traditionally not placed on the public docket.
Pursuant to Northern District of California Criminal Local Rule 32-7, said information remains confidential and is only read and utilized by the U.S. Probation Department and the Court.
Sealing the records will maintain their confidential nature in accordance with the local rule, and will keep these documents out of the public record. Accordingly, undersigned counsel moves for a Sealing Order ensuring that the documents attached to the Falk Declaration remain confidential. Counsel intends to file the remaining exhibits and attachments to the Sentencing Memorandum, the Objections to the Guideline Calculations as well as the Sentencing Memorandum itself, as a part of the publically available docket.
Wherefore, Mr. Crayton requests that this Court will grant this motion and order the document entitled "Declaration of Elizabeth M. Falk In Support of Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum" and its attachments AA-BB to be filed under seal and maintained under seal until further order of the Court.
Dated: July 23, 2008
BARRY J. PORTMAN Federal Public Defender
ELIZABETH M. FALK Assistant Federal Public Defender
For good cause shown, the document entitled " Declaration of Elizabeth M. Falk in Support of Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum" and its attachments Exhibits AA and BB, to be filed later today on July 23, 2008, shall be maintained under seal until further order of the Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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