IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 13, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
HARRISON ULRICH JACK, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
ORDER RE DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR RELEASE OF TRANSCRIPTS AND TAPES
On July 6, 2010, this matter came before the undersigned for hearing on defendants' motion for an order compelling the government to release transcripts and tapes in a different format. (Doc. No. 536.) Assistant United States Attorneys Ellen Endrizzi, Jill Thomas and Robert Tice-Raskin appeared on behalf of the United States. Federal Defender Daniel Broderick and Assistant Federal Defender Ben Galloway appeared on behalf of defendant Harrison Jack and argued the motion on behalf of all defendants.*fn1
As set forth on the record at the hearing and for the reasons expressed at that time, defendants' motion (Doc. No. 536) is granted in part and denied in part.*fn2 To the extent that transcripts produced in discovery are prepared by reporting services capable of producing those transcripts in AMICUS format, the government will approve those vendors making the transcripts available to the defense in that format, at defense expense. The parties are instructed to meet and confer regarding a stipulated protective governing the public dissemination of such transcripts. With respect to the defense motion seeking audio recordings produced in discovery in an uncompressed format, the motion is denied without prejudice. The parties are directed to meet and confer with the participation of their audio experts in an attempt to ensure that the audio recordings made available to both the prosecution and the defense are, as a practical matter, in a format that is both accessible and of high quality without unnecessary conversion.
IT IS SO ORDERED.