United States District Court, C.D. California
ORDER GRANTING CONTINUANCE AND ORDER MEMORIALIZING
COURT'S ORAL RULINGS
H. WHALEY SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
pretrial hearing was held in this matter on November 13,
2017. Defendant Margaret Louise Thomas, who is in custody,
was present and represented by Neha Christerna. Assistant
United States Attorney Amy Pomerantz was present on behalf of
the Government. The Court has reviewed the file, has heard
from counsel, and is fully informed. This Order is entered to
memorialize the oral rulings of the Court.
hearing, Defendant moved for a continuance to allow
additional time to investigate this case. The Government did
not object to a continuance in this matter.
Court finds that the ends of justice served by the granting
of a continuance of the trial in this matter outweigh the
best interests of the public and Defendant in a speedy trial.
A trial date of December 5, 2017, would deprive defense
counsel of adequate time to obtain and review discovery and
provide effective preparation, taking into account the
exercise of due diligence. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
Defendant's Oral Motion for a Continuance is
The current trial date of December 5, 2017, is
STRICKEN and RESET to
April 10, 2018, at 8:45
a.m. commencing with a final
pretrial conference at 8:30 a.m. All
hearings shall take place in Los Angeles,
A pretrial conference is set for March 6,
2018, at 11:30 a.m., in Los
Courtesy copies may be e-mailed to chambers in Word format to
the Court at email@example.com.
Counsel for defense shall notify Defendant of all hearings
and ensure his/her attendance at court.
Motions to Expedite, if any, shall be filed separately and
noted for hearing two (2) days from the date of filing, after
informing opposing counsel of such.
Discovery motions, pretrial motions, and motions in limine
shall be filed on or before February 13,
2018; responses are due February 20,
2018; and replies are due February 27,
2018. Counsel shall note their motions for hearing
at the pretrial conference on March 6, 2018.
Trial briefs, requested voir dire, witness lists, jointly
proposed jury instructions, and a table of proposed jury
instructions shall be filed and served on or before
March 30, 2018.
(a) The jointly proposed jury instructions
should address only issues that are unique to this case and
shall include instructions regarding the elements of each
count, any necessary definitions, and a proposed verdict
(b) The parties shall provide the Court
electronically with a table of proposed, cited jury
instructions. This ...