Legal Doc: Govt's Response to Motion for Status Conference - Part I
Filed January 31, 2003 (as per Court Order 21 January, 2003)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
JONATHAN J. POLLARD
Criminal No. 86-0207 (TFH)
UNITED STATES' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S
MOTION FOR STATUS CONFERENCE ON DEFENDANT'S
MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OR, IN THE ALTENATIVE,
FOR ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY
The United States of America, through its attorney, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, hereby submits its opposition to defendant's Motion for Status Conference with respect to defendant's pending Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's August 7, 2001 Memorandum Opinion and Judgment, or, in the Alternative, for issuance of a Certificate of Appealability Pursuant to 28 USC 2253(c) (hereafter "Motion for Reconsideration").(1)
Defendant has provided no new evidence or legal authority in his current motion that would require this Court to conduct a status conference on the pending Motion for Reconsideration. To the contrary, the issues have been fully briefed by both Parties and are currently ripe for a decision. Thus, there is no need for this Court to conduct a status conference with respect to defendant's Motion for Reconsideration and defendant's motion should be denied.
(1) The government also opposes defendant's Motion for Status Conference with respect to defendant's Motion for Modification of the Court's January 12, 2001 Memorandum Order, and is filing a separate opposition concerning that aspect of the defendant's motion.
ROSCOE HOWARD, JR.
United States Attorney
ROBERT D. OKUN
Chief, Special Procedings Section
Washington, D.C. 20530