United States District Court, D. Montana, Helena Division
CHARLES C. LOVELL, SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
K. Jeffery Knapp having waived his right to be charged by
indictment in open court and having entered a plea of not
guilty to the superseding information, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED
that the parties' joint motion to waive grand jury
indictment (Doc. 30) and Defendant's unopposed motion to
continue trial (Doc. 33) are GRANTED. The jury trial set for
September 3, 2019, is VACATED and RESET for October 22, 2019,
at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom II, United States Courthouse, 901
Front Street, Helena, Montana before the undersigned sitting
with a jury. For purposes of the Speedy Trial Act, the
parties have agreed that the filing of the superseding
information restarts the clock, based on the substantive
change in the essential elements of the crime with which
Defendant is charged.
substantive pretrial motions, including motions in limine,
and supporting briefs shall be filed by September 3, 2019.
Responsive briefs shall be due no later than September 17,
2019, and reply briefs, if any, or written notice to the
court that none will be filed shall be filed by September 24,
2019. No. extension will be granted on these
deadlines except for good cause shown. Requests for
extension shall be filed no later than five days prior to the
plea agreement shall be received in the Clerk's
Office by 3:00 p.m. on October 1, 2019,
which means that the plea agreement should be filed
simultaneously with a motion to change plea by the deadline.
Motions for enlargement of time in which to file a plea
agreement shall be filed no later than September 24,
2019. In the absence of a motion to extend the plea
agreement deadline and except for good cause shown, no plea
agreement will be considered by the court thereafter.
party seeking a continuance of the trial date shall file a
motion to continue on or before September 24,
2019. Late filing of motions to continue or plea
agreements may result in assessment of costs or imposition of
other sanctions against the parties and/or counsel.
voir dire questions, proposed jury instructions, and a
verdict form shall be filed by October 8,
2019. The parties shall jointly prepare jury
instructions upon which they agree (proposed joint
instructions). If necessary, each party may also prepare a
set of proposed supplemental instructions if different from
agreed joint instructions. No two instructions shall
be submitted with the same number.
parties shall also prepare an agreed upon verdict form with
the instructions. If a verdict form cannot be agreed to, each
party shall prepare a separate verdict form together with a
written statement explaining why they do not agree on a joint
Government shall file one working copy of the Joint Proposed
Jury Instructions and Joint Proposed Verdict Form; all
parties shall file any Supplemental Proposed Jury
Instructions and Separate Verdict Form; and all parties shall
e-mail all such filed documents and a clean copy of each, in
WordPerfect, Word or a compatible program, omitting macros or
special coding or formatting other than appropriate citation
format, to ccl propord(g).mtd.uscourts.gov.
format of Jury Instructions shall be:
1) The "clean copy" shall contain:
(A) a heading reading "Instruction No. ___", and
(B) the text of the instruction.
2) The "working copy" shall contain: