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USA v. Laverty

United States District Court, N.D. California

June 4, 2019

USA, Plaintiff,
v.
ROSS GORDON LAVERTY, Defendant.

          CRIMINAL PRETRIAL ORDER

          WILLIAM H. ORRICK, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.

         1. Trial Date

         Trial is set for December 9, 2019, beginning at 8:30 A.M., in Courtroom 12, 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California.

         2. Pretrial Conference

         A Pretrial Conference has been set for November 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.. The parties shall follow the requirements of Crim. L.R. 17.1-1, as supplemented below: The government and, to the extent consistent with defendant's right to an effective defense, the defendant shall do the following at least seven days prior to the Pretrial Conference:

(i) Serve and file a trial memorandum that briefly states the legal bases for the charges and the anticipated evidence, and addresses any evidentiary, procedural, or other anticipated legal issues;
(ii) Serve and file a witness list that includes a brief summary of the testimony of each witness; and
(iii) Serve and file exhibit lists and serve copies of all marked exhibits on all parties, as discussed in section 5, below.
(iv) Submit an agreed-upon set of additional requested voir dire questions to be posed by the Court. Any voir dire questions on which counsel cannot agree shall be submitted separately. Voir dire by counsel will usually be limited to fifteen minutes per side; and
(v) Meet and confer and be prepared to discuss with the Court at the Pretrial Conference any anticipated evidentiary objections and any means for shortening and simplifying the trial (by stipulating to such matters as chain of custody, nature of substances, use of the mails, etc.).

         3. Motions In Limine

         Any party wishing to have motions in limine heard prior to the commencement of trial must file and serve same no later than fourteen days prior to the date set for the Pretrial Conference. All motions in limine shall be contained in one document, limited to 25 pages and prepared in accordance with Civil L. R. 7-2(b), with each motion listed as a subheading. Opposition to the motions in limine shall be contained in one document, limited to 25 pages, with corresponding subheadings, and shall be filed and served no later than seven days prior to the Pretrial Conference. No. reply papers will be considered. The motions will be heard at the Pretrial Conference or at such other time as the Court may direct.

         4. Jury Instructions

         a. Joint Set of Instructions. The parties shall jointly prepare a set of jury instructions, and shall file the proposed instructions at least seven days prior to the Pretrial Conference. The submission shall contain both agreed-upon instructions (which shall be so noted), and contested instructions, all in the order in which they should be read to the jury. Where contested instructions are included, they should be annotated both with the proponent's authority for seeking the instruction and the opponent's reason for opposition. Counsel shall ...


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