IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN RE ALL CRIMINAL MATTERS ASSIGNED TO JUDGE FLOYD § § § §
The following deadlines will apply to all criminal matters before the undersigned: · Plea agreements and element sheets must be filed with the Court no later than twenty-four hours prior to a plea hearing. · Joint Strikes for Cause and Joint Requests for Voir Dire shall be filed with the Court no later than two days prior to jury selection. Requests for Voir Dire must include a list of witnesses along with their addresses as well as the occupation of each witness if relevant. · · Joint Requests to Charge shall be filed with the Court no later than two days prior to trial. Attorneys for each side shall, prior to trial, meet for the purpose of agreeing and marking all exhibits to be used at trial, and, where possible, agree on the admissibility of all trial exhibits. In the event there is an objection to any exhibit, the opposing party must file such objections with the Court at least two days prior to trial.1 Failure to timely file will result in sanctions and/or a waiver of any requests. Additionally, all attorneys must be present thirty minutes prior to all court appearances. Defense counsel are responsible for assuring that defendants and material witnesses are properly dressed for court appearances. Likewise, the U.S. Attorney's office is responsible for the proper dress of the government's material witnesses. Finally, the Court has published a calendar for motions, pre-trials, guilty pleas, and sentencings for the rest of 2006. Scheduling conflicts may necessitate rearranging of these dates, but the court will attempt to adhere to these dates as much as possible. If a party has a motion to be heard by the court and that case is on the pre-trial docket the court will hear the motion and conduct pre-trial at the same time so as not to inconvenience the parties.
The Government may wait until the day of trial to mark fungible evidentiary items such as drugs, money, etc.
IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed this 13th day of January, 2006, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. s/Henry F. Floyd Henry F. Floyd United States District Judge