United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
October 24, 2005.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
JOHN McCRAY, Sr., Defendant.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: DAVID HERNDON, District Judge
Pending before the Court is McCray, Sr.'s pro se pleading filed
on October 19, 2005 titled "motion requestion [sic] dismissal of
indictment. On October 14, 2005, the Court appointed McCray, Sr.
new counsel, Mr. Hank Branom, to represent him in this matter
(Doc. 96). Because McCray, Sr. has court appointed counsel, the
Court STRIKES this pleading. See Johnson v. United States,
196 F.3d 802, 805 (7th Cir. 1999) ("A district court is entitled
to insist that a represented party file papers only through
counsel."). Thus, the Court insists that McCray, Sr. only filed
pleadings through his court appointed counsel. The Court notes
that Mr. Branom is free to re-file the motion to dismiss, and any
other motions, if he deems them proper.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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