United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
November 2, 2005.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
STACI LEEANNE McDADE, Defendant.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: DAVID HERNDON, District Judge
Pending before the Court is McDade's request for disclosure of
expert testimony (Doc. 17). Specifically, McDade requests the
Government to disclose a written summary of any testimony that it
intends to use under Rules 702, 703 or 705 of the Rules of
Evidence along with the witnesses' opinions, the bases and
reasons for the opinions and the witnesses' qualifications. In
response to the motion, the Government contends that except as to
the chemical analysis of controlled substances, it does not
contemplate the need for expert testimony within the meaning of
Rules 702, 703 and 705 of the Rules of Evidence (Doc. 24).
Further, the Government maintains that it has already furnished
copies of the reports of the DEA chemists to defense counsel.
Thus, the Court DENIES as moot McDade's request for disclosure
of expert testimony. However, in the event that Government
decides that it will use expert testimony, it shall provide
McDade with the relevant information.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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