IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 21, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
DAMONE BLOCK, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Hon. Lawrence K. Karlton
STIPULATION AND ORDER CONTINUING STATUS CONFERENCE
IT IS HEREBY stipulated between the United States of America through its undersigned counsel, Mary L. Grad, Assistant United States Attorney, together with counsel for defendant Damone Block, John R. Manning, Esq., that the status conference presently set for April 24, 2009 be continued to May 5, 2009, at 9:15 a.m., thus vacating the presently set status conference.
The parties stipulate that the ends of justice are served by the Court excluding such time, so that counsel for the defendants may have reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(B)(iv). Specifically, the requested continuance is based upon the need of defense counsel to review the plea agreement offered by the government. The parties stipulate and agree that the interests of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A).
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
Dated: April 14, 2009
JOHN R. MANNING Attorney for Defendant Damone Block
Lawrence G. Brown United States Attorney MARY L. GRAD Assistant U.S. Attorney
ORDER TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, it is hereby ordered that the April 24, 2009 status conference be continued to May 5, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. I find that the ends of justice warrant an exclusion of time and that the defendant's need for continuity of counsel and reasonable time for effective preparation, exceeds the public interest in a trial within 70 days. THEREFORE IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that time be excluded pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(B)(iv) and Local Code T4 from the date of this order to May 5, 2009.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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