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Trials

The Court does not require the submission of a criminal trial brief. In criminal cases, the government is urged to disclose Jencks material in advance of trial. The Court does not have a general procedure for handling multi-defendant criminal "mega trials." In multi-defendant criminal trials, the Court decides at the final pretrial conference how it will allocate peremptory challenges. Disputes between the government and defense counsel regarding proposed jury instructions are initially settled at a hearing on the record.

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