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USA v. Odongo

United States District Court, D. Maryland

March 27, 2018

USA
v.
Odongo,

          MEMORANDUM TO COUNSE

          Gina L. Simms, United States Magistrate Judge

         This memorandum confirms the trial date that has been set in this case as discussed during our March 13, 2018 telephone conference. This memorandum also provides the schedule for this case and sets forth certain instructions relating to trial preparation,

April 3, 2018 Government's response to Motion for Attorney- Conducted Voir Dire (ECF 24)
April 3, 2018Deadline for Motions in Limine
April 17, 2018 Deadline for submitting: a joint statement of facts (no more than one short paragraph); Joint Proposed Voir Dire Questions. Jury Instructions, and Verdict Form: Joint Pretrial Order; any Unagreed Proposed Voir Dire Questions, Jury Instructions, and Special Verdict Forms: and a copy of all exhibits in an exhibit binder
April 17, 2018 Deadline for Responses to Motions in Limine
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:00AM Pretrial Conference and Motions In Limine Hearing in Judge Simms' Chambers, Suite 355A
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:30AM Jury Selection and two-day trial to begin; courtroom in Greenbelt U.S. District Courthouse to be determined.

         Joint Statement Of Facts

         You should submit a brief Joint Statement Of Facts (no longer than one paragraph). The Statement Of Facts shall explain the nature of the case in general terms. If you cannot agree on a joint statement, you may submit a separate statement.

         Voir Dire, Jury Instructions, and Verdict Forms

         The Court prefers to use the standard jury instructions found in the latest edition of the Modern Federal Jury Instructions series by Sand & Siffert et. al. Attached you will find some of the standard jury instructions that I propose to use, and it is not necessary to include these instructions in your submission.

         You should submit proposed joint voir dire questions, proposed joint jury instructions on issues specifically relating to this case, and a proposed joint special verdict form. You may submit separately any voir dire questions, jury instructions, and special verdict forms upon which you cannot agree. However, it is expected that counsel will be able to reach agreement as to the vast majority of the jury instructions. In this regard, you should be guided by the applicable pattern instructions. All of your proposed voir dire questions, jury instructions, special verdict forms, and proposed pretrial order should be filed electronically via the CM/ECF system, submitted in hard copy to my Chambers, and emailed, as Microsoft Word documents, to chambers at mddgIschambers@mdd.uscourts.gov.

         Your proposed jury instructions should (a) be typed one per page; (b) be numbered and assembled in the order in which you request that they be read to the jury; and (c) include a citation of the authorities supporting the instruction. Any request for an instruction ordinarily should be based on the pattern Modern Federal Jury Instructions. Submissions should be in ...


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