UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 13, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL BRYANT HACKNEY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Robert H. Whaley United States District Judge
ORDER DIRECTING GOVERNMENT TO RESPOND
Before the Court is Defendant's ex parte Application to Unseal the Transcripts and Minutes to Defendant Hackney's Sentencing Hearings, ECF No. 282. Defendant indicates that prison officials housing him have indicated an interest to him in making a motion for a reduced sentence on his behalf and they want to review the transcripts from his sentencing in support of that motion. No opposition to the motion has been filed by the Government. Before the Court can rule on the motion, it needs to determine whether good cause exist to continue to seal these records.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 1. Within 7 days from the date of this Order, the Government is directed to file a response to Defendant's ex parte Application to Unseal the Transcripts and Minutes to Defendant Hackney's Sentencing Hearings.
IT IS SO ORDERED. The District Court Executive is directed to enter this order and to provide copies to counsel.
Robert H. Whaley
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