United States District Court, E.D. California
TRIAL CONFIRMATION ORDER
GARLAND E. BURRELL, JR. SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
in the above-captioned case, scheduled to commence at 9:00
a.m. on May 2, 2017, was confirmed at the hearing held on
March 24, 2017.
evidentiary disputes capable of being resolved by in limine
motions shall be filed no later than April 14, 2017.
Oppositions to the motions or statements of non-opposition
shall be filed no later than April 21, 2017. Hearing on the
motions shall commence at 9:00 a.m. on April 28, 2017.
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) .
later than five court days before the trial commencement
date, the following documents shall be filed (and the
Courtroom Deputy Clerk shall be emailed a word version of the
(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;
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 from the
Clerk's Office. The government shall file an exhibit list
and a witness list as soon as practicable.
parties estimate it will take nine (9) court days to try the
case, which includes closing arguments. Each party has
fifteen (15) minutes for voir dire, which may be used after
the judge completes judicial voir dire. Two (2) alternate
jurors will be empaneled, if feasible.
"struck jury" system will be used to select the
jury unless this case is reassigned and the reassigned judge
elects to use another system. 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  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 ...