IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 8, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
LEOBARDO CARRANZA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
TRIAL CONFIRMATION ORDER
The trial in the above-captioned case, scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. on October 26, 2010, was confirmed at the hearing held on October 8, 2010.
I. EVIDENTIARY DISPUTES
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 October 15, 2010.*fn1 Oppositions to the motions or statements of non-opposition shall be filed no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 20, 2010. Other reasonably anticipated disputes concerning the admissibility of evidence shall be included in trial briefs. L.R. 285(a)(3).
II. TRIAL PREPARATION
A. No later than five court days before trial, the following documents should be filed:
(1) proposed jury instructions and a proposed verdict form;
(2) proposed voir dire questions to be asked by the Court;
(3) trial briefs; and (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.
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. Each side indicated fifteen minutes is sufficient 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.*fn2 One alternate juror 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. The seating of potential jurors was explained at the trial confirmation hearing.
D. It was agreed at the confirmation hearing that each side has up to ten minutes to make an opening statement. The parties estimate their closing arguments will be given sometime on October 28, 2010.
IT IS SO ORDERED.