IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 21, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PLAINTIFF,
BRUCE HISLE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
TRIAL CONFIRMATION ORDER
Trial in the above-captioned case is scheduled to commence on June 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. That date was confirmed at the hearing on May 21, 2010.
I. EVIDENTIARY DISPUTES
All evidentiary disputes capable of being resolved by an in limine motion, shall be set forth in such a motion no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2010.*fn1 An opposition to the motion or non-opposition statement shall be filed no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 28, 2010. Hearing on the motion will commence at 10:00 a.m. on June 1, 2010.
II. TRIAL PREPARATION
A. On or before 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;
(3) trial briefs;*fn2
(4) a joint statement or joint proposed jury instruction that can be read to the jury during 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. 51-163(b)(1). B. The government's exhibits shall be numbered and eventually marked with stickers provided by the court. The government is requested to provide a list of the exhibits it intends to use. Should the defendant elect to introduce exhibits at trial, such exhibits shall be designated by alphabetical letter on 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 days to present evidence and closing arguments to the jury. Each side is granted fifteen minutes for voir dire, which may be used after the judge completes judicial voir dire. The "struck jury" system will be used to select the jury.*fn3 Two alternate jurors will be empaneled. The Jury Administrator randomly selects potential jurors and places their names on a list that will be provided to each party in the numerical sequence in which they were randomly selected. Each juror will be placed in his or her randomly-selected seat. The first 12 jurors on the list will constitute the petit jury unless one or more of those 12 is excused for some reason. Assuming that the first listed juror is excused, the thirteenth listed juror becomes one of the twelve jurors.
III. OPENING STATEMENT
Each side agreed to take no longer than fifteen minutes for an opening statement.