Criminal Trials

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The Court does not always require submissions of briefs. The Court does not require, but prefers witness lists. The Court generally urges the Government to disclose Jencks materials in advance of trial. The Court will permit jury questionnaires in extraordinary cases to be submitted to the venire in advance of jury selection for counsels' use in exercising challenges. Typically, disputes between the Government and defense counsel regarding proposed jury instructions are resolved by a hearing on the record.