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United States v. Vanga

United States District Court, E.D. California

September 2, 2014

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
RODERICK EARL VANGA, Defendant.

TRIAL CONFIRMATION ORDER

GARLAND E. BURRELL, Jr., District Judge.

Trial in the above-captioned case, scheduled to commence on October 7, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., was confirmed at the hearing held on August 29, 2014.

EVIDENTIARY DISPUTES

All evidentiary disputes capable of being resolved by in limine motions shall be set forth in such motions no later than September 16, 2014. Oppositions to the motions or statements of non-opposition shall be filed no later than September 23, 2014. Reply briefs shall be filed no later than September 30, 2014. Hearing on the motions will commence at 9:00 a.m. on October 3, 2014.

Any reasonably anticipated dispute concerning the admissibility of evidence that is not briefed in an in limine motion shall be included in trial briefs. E.D. Cal. R. 285(a)(3).

TRIAL PREPARATION

A. No later than five court days before trial, the following documents shall be filed:[1]

(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 during voir dire that explains the nature of the case.

B. The government's exhibits shall be numbered with stickers. Should the defendant elect to introduce exhibits at trial, such exhibits shall be designated by alphabetical letter with stickers. The parties may obtain exhibit stickers by contacting the Clerk's Office.

C. The parties estimate it will take approximately three (3) court days to try the case, which includes closing arguments. Each side indicated ten (10) minutes is sufficient for voir dire, which may be used after the judge completes judicial voir dire. Two (2) alternate jurors will be empaneled.

The "struck jury" system will be used to select the jury. The struck jury system is "designed to allow both the prosecution and the defense a maximum number of peremptory challenges. The venire... start[s] with about 3[6] potential jurors, from which the defense and the prosecution alternate[] with strikes until a petite panel of 12 jurors remain[s]." Powers v Ohio , 499 U.S. 400, 404-05 (1991); see also ...


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