Armenia Cudjo, Jr. v. Robert Ayers, Jr.
Filed (ECF) Appellant Armenia Levi Cudjo, Jr. Correspondence: Requesting two additional attorneys be listed for petitioner-appellant, Armenia Cudjo in published opinion. Date of service: 11/05/2012  (MRD)
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
321 EAST 2nd STREET
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012-4202
SEAN K. KENNEDY
Federal Public Defender
MARK R. DROZDOWSKI
Capital Habeas Unit
Direct Dial: (213) 894-7520
November 5, 2012
Kathy Blesener, Senior Editor
West Publishing Co.
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St. Paul, MN 55164-0526
Published Opinion in Cudjo v. Ayers, Ninth Circuit Case No. 08-99028
Dear Ms. Blesener:
I write to request that two additional attorneys be listed as counsel for petitioner-appellant
Armenia Cudjo in the above-referenced published opinion issued by the Ninth Circuit on September
28, 2012: Katherine Froyen Black and myself. The opinion lists John Lewis Littrell as counsel for
Mr. Cudjo. Mr. Littrell argued the appeal and, in my opinion, deserves top billing on our side for
his work on the appeal. Ms. Black and I worked on the appellant’s opening brief and reply brief
along with Mr. Littrell, and I worked with Mr. Littrell on the supplemental reply brief filed in
January 2012, soon before argument. All three of us were listed on the Ninth Circuit docket as
counsel for Mr. Cudjo, and all three of us worked on the case in district court. Ms. Black left our
office before the oral argument and opinion and was removed from the docket.
I was out of the country when the opinion was issued on September 28 and did not notice the
omission of Ms. Black and me from the opinion until after I returned to the office on October 10.
Today the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying Respondent’s petition for rehearing en banc in the
/S/ Mark R. Drozdowski
Mark R. Drozdowski
cc: Rhonda Pierce, Ninth Circuit Opinions Clerk
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