Branch v. Grannis, et al.,

Filing 270

ORDER DENIED Request for a Copy of the Ninth Circuit Model Jury Instructions; Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to provide Plaintiff with a copy of Jury Selection Procedure in Judge Boone's Courtroom, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 12/23/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Jury Procedures)(Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 LOUIS BRANCH, 11 12 ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S REQUEST FOR NINTH CIRCUIT JURY INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTING THE CLERK OF THE COURT TO PROVIDE PLAINTIFF WITH JURY INSTRUCTION PROCEDURES IN JUDGE BOONE’S COURTROOM Plaintiff, 9 10 Case No. 1:08-cv-01655-SAB (PC) v. D. UMPHENOUR, et al., Defendants. (ECF Nos. 268, 269) 13 14 15 This action is set for trial on January 20, 2017, before the undersigned. On December 21, 16 2016, Plaintiff filed a request for the Ninth Circuit Jury Instructions and a request for the 17 procedures for selecting a jury and exercise of preemptory challenges. 18 Plaintiff requests that he be provided with the Ninth Circuit Model Jury Instructions so 19 that he can comply with the pretrial order. (ECF No. 268.) The Court does not provide copies of 20 the Ninth Circuit Model Jury Instructions to parties. Plaintiff should be able to obtain the Ninth 21 Circuit Jury Instructions through the law library at the institution in which he is incarcerated. 22 However, Plaintiff is advised that in civil rights actions in which the plaintiff is proceeding pro 23 se, the Court has standard jury instructions that are used in the action. Since Plaintiff is 24 proceeding pro se the Court will provide the jury instructions to be used in this action. Plaintiff 25 will be provided with the Court’s proposed jury instructions on the first day of trial and will have 26 the opportunity to review and object to any substantive instructions prior to them being given to 27 the jury. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s request for the Ninth Circuit Model Jury Instructions is denied. 28 Plaintiff also requests that the Court provide the procedures for the selection of a jury and 1 1 the exercise of preemptory challenges. The Court shall have the Clerk of the Court provide a 2 copy of the Court’s jury selection procedures. 3 Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 4 1. Plaintiff’s request for a copy of the Ninth Circuit Model Jury Instructions is DENIED; and 5 2. 6 The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to provide Plaintiff with a copy of Jury Selection Procedure in Judge Boone’s Courtroom. 7 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 Dated: December 23, 2016 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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