IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 3, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence K. Karlton Senior U.S. District Court Judge
ORDER AFTER HEARING
This matter came on calendar for a status conference hearing on May 1, 2012, in the courtroom of the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, Senior Judge. Assistant United States Attorney Michele Beckwith appeared on behalf of the United States of America. Assistant Federal Defender Caro Marks appeared on behalf of Defendant Juan Mora-Lopez, who was present before the court.
Defense counsel explained that the defense continues to investigate the defendant's claim to derivative citizenship under Title 8, United States Code §1401. The defense counsel has retained a private attorney "immigration expert" to assist in this determination. Defense counsel explained that she is presently amassing the necessary witness declarations to support the defendants's claim. The pertinent witnesses are located both in and outside the united States, necessitating this continuance. The government agreed on the need for additional time. Defense counsel therefore requested that this matter be set for a further status conference on May 30, 2012, at 9:15 am.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter be set for further status conference on May 30, 2012 at 9:15 am..
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv), and Local Code T4, the period from May 1, 2012, up to and including May 30, 2012, is excluded from the time computations required by the Speedy Trial Act due to counsel preparation.
THE COURT SPECIFICALLY FINDS that the ends of justice served by granting a continuance outweigh the interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial.
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