UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 29, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
MERCED LOPEZ RAMIREZ, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew Senior, U.S. District Court Judge
ORDER RE: SCHEDULING OF STATUS CONFERENCE, FARETTA HEARING, AND ORDERS TO APPEAR
The Court has read and considered Defendant's Motion to Request Presiding Judge Ronald S.W. Lew to Abide His Judicial [Oath] and to Fully Recognize and Concur with Defendant's 6th Amendment Right to Self Representation . The Court construes this request as a motion to remove counsel and proceed pro se. The Court hereby FINDS AND ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
1. A status conference is set for August 4, 2009 at 10:00 am so that the Court may address the issues raised in the Ninth Circuit's September 6, 2007 Judgment and Remand Order pursuant to United States v. Ameline, 409 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir. 2005).
2. The United States Attorney's Office is ordered to seek Defendant's transfer to this district so that Defendant may appear at the status conference.
3. Defendant is ordered to appear in Courtroom 21 of the Federal Courthouse, 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California on August 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., when the Court will inquire whether Defendant still wishes to represent himself for purposes of the proceedings before this court pursuant to United States v. Ameline, 409 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir. 2005). If Defendant does wish to represent himself, the Court will then conduct an inquiry to determine if Defendant's waiver of counsel is knowing and intelligent pursuant to Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806 (1975).
4. Mr. Matthew J. Lombard, Defendant's current counsel of record, is also ordered to appear in Courtroom 21 of the Federal Courthouse, 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California on August 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. as counsel for Defendant.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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