UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 7, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA EX REL. NYOKA LEE, ET AL.
CORINTHIAN COLLEGES, ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Judge
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Wendy K. Hernandez Not Present n/a
Deputy Clerk Court Reporter Tape No.
Attorneys Present for Plaintiff(s):
Attorneys Present for Defendant(s):
Proceedings: (In Chambers) MINUTE ORDER regarding attempted ex parte communication
On February 7, 2013, United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters sent an ex parte letter to this Court regarding United States of America ex rel. Nyoka Lee, et al. v. Corinthian Colleges, et al. The Court has discrepancied the ex parte letter with the instruction to the clerk's office not to file it. Further, the Court did not read the ex parte letter. See Judicial Conference of the United States, Code of Conduct for United States Judges, Canon 3(A)(4) ("A judge should accord to every person who has a legal interest in a proceeding, and that person's lawyer, the full right to be heard according to law. Except as set out below, a judge should not initiate, permit, or consider ex parte communications or consider other communications concerning a pending or impending matter that are made outside the presence of the parties or their lawyers. If a judge receives an unauthorized ex parte communication bearing on the substance of a matter, the judge should promptly notify the parties of the subject matter of the communication and allow the parties an opportunity to respond, if requested.").
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