The opinion of the court was delivered by: Susan Illston United States District Court Judge
STIPULATION AND (PROPOSED) ORDER CONTINUING TRIAL STIPULATION
This matter was previously scheduled for trial to begin on October 27, 2008. Eric Hairston, attorney of record for Ms. Donehue, is no longer a member of the Office of the Federal Public Defender. On September 3, 2008, Ronald Tyler filed a Notice of Substitution of Attorney as to Nina Donehue. Although Mr. Tyler has some familiarity with the case, he was previously in a supporting role only. Moreover, he has previously scheduled matters in September, and November.
Consequently, the parties agree to a continuance of the trial date until January 12, 2009. Defense counsel has conferred with his client and avers that Ms. Donehue consents to the requested continuance.
DATED: September 10, 2008 RONALD TYLER Assistant Federal Public Defender Counsel for Nina Donehue
DATED: September 10, 2008 ERIKA FRICK Assistant United States Attorney
The Court finds as follows:
The ends of justice are served by granting the requested continuance, given that failure to do so would deny counsel for the defendant the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
The aforementioned ends of justice outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
Accordingly, trial in this matter is continued until January 12, 2009. The parties are directed to appear for a pretrial conference on Pursuant to the Speedy Trial Act, Title United States Code §§3161(h)(8)(A) and 3161(h)(8)(B)(iv), the period from October 27, 2008 until January 12, 2009 is excluded in computing the time within which the trial of this matter must commence.
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