The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
Trial in the above-captioned case is scheduled to commence on March 23, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. That date was confirmed at the hearing on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
All evidentiary disputes capable of being resolved by in limine motions, shall be set forth in such motions no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 8, 2010.*fn1 Oppositions to the motions or non-opposition statements shall be filed no later than March 15, 2010. Hearing on the motions will commence at 9:00 a.m. on March 19, 2010. If the parties have other reasonably anticipated disputes concerning the admissibility of evidence, such disputes should be included in their trial briefs. L.R. 285(a)(3).
A. No later than five court days before trial, the following documents should be filed:
(1) proposed jury instructions;
(2) proposed voir dire questions to be asked by the Court;
(4) a joint statement or joint proposed jury instruction that can be read to the jury in advance of voir dire that explains the nature of the case; and
(5) a proposed verdict form.
At the time of filing the proposed jury instructions, proposed voir dire questions, verdict and joint statement, counsel shall also submit a copy of the sanitized jury instructions, the proposed voir dire questions, verdict forms and the joint statement to the Court by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in accordance with L.R. 163(b)(1).
B. The government's exhibits shall be numbered and eventually marked with stickers provided by the court. Should the defendant elect to introduce exhibits at trial, such exhibits shall be designated by alphabetical letter with stickers provided by the court. The parties may obtain exhibit stickers by contacting the clerk's office at (916) 930-4000.
C. The parties estimate the trial will take three (3) weeks. Each side is granted twenty (20) minutes for voir dire, which may be used after ...