The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
MODIFIED EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER TO DISCLOSE THE SEALED TRANSCRIPTS OF THE IN CAMERA HEARING HELD ON JUNE 19, 2009, FOR PURPOSES OF APPELLATE REVIEW, AND ORDER THEREON
Defendant-appellant HARJEET MANN, by and through his appointed counsel CAROLYN D. PHILLIPS, MODIFIES his application for an order to unseal and disclose transcripts from the in camera hearings held on June 19, 2009, and on June 23, 2009 in District Court. Based on the representations of co-defendant Dhaliwal that the in camera hearings on June 23, 2009, are irrelevant to Harjeet Mann's appeal, Harjeet Mann withdraws his request for the June 23, 2009 transcripts. Harjeet Mann by way of this application seeks the disclosure of the sealed transcripts of the in camera hearing held on June 19, 2009.
There is good cause for this application:
During the June 19, 2009 in camera hearing this court interviewed a confidential source for purposes of ruling on appellant Mann's request that the confidential source provide testimony at trial to establish the defense of entrapment. Appellant Mann requests that these sealed transcripts from June 19, 2009, (Docket #172), be unsealed to allow appellant to review the entire trial court transcript in preparation of his brief to the appellate court.
Disclosure of these sealed transcripts is necessary for Harjeet Mann's preparation of his arguments on appeal of the judgment and sentence in this case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
CAROLYN PHILLIPS Attorney for Appellant-Defendant Harjeet Mann
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING THEREFORE, it is hereby ordered that the June 19, 2009 sealed transcript, shall be provided to counsel for Mr. Harjeet Mann, Carolyn D. Phillips for use in Excerpts of Record to be provided the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in connection with Mr. Mann's appeal of the judgment and sentence in this case, and to be referenced in the appellate briefs of the parties.
The June 19, 2009 in camera transcripts filed in this Court are to remain under seal. Said transcripts may be used only by the government and appellant-defendant Harjeet Mann in his appeal of the judgment and sentence in this case. Except no portions of the transcript about Mr. Dhaliwal's safety shall be publically disclosed and shall not be disclosed to Defendant Harjeet Mann. Such information shall only be disclosed to the court of appeal under seal.
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