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United States v. Morrow

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


November 13, 2007

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
DAVID T. MORROW, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Phil Gilbert District Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

This matter comes before the Court on the motions to overrule the verdict (Doc. 153), for a new trial (Doc. 154), to withdraw counsel (Doc. 155) and for a ruling on the pending motions (Doc. 156) filed by defendant David T. Morrow. Morrow filed these motions pro se, although he is represented by attorney Terry M. Green. A defendant does not have a right to file his own motions when he is represented by counsel. See Hayes v. Hawes, 921 F.2d 100, 102 (7th Cir. 1990) (per curiam). The Court may strike as improper any such pro se motions. See, e.g., United States v. Gwiazdzinski, 141 F.3d 784, 787 (7th Cir. 1998). The Court hereby ORDERS that the motions to overrule the verdict (Doc. 153), for a new trial (Doc. 154), and for a ruling on the pending motions (Doc. 156) be STRICKEN. Because the motion to withdraw counsel (Doc. 155) is directed at problems between Morrow and his counsel, the Court will not strike that motion and instead ORDERS that a hearing be held November 19, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Benton, Illinois.

The Court WARNS Morrow that if he continues to make further pro se filings while he is represented by counsel, the Court will instruct the Clerk of Court to refuse to accept them for filing.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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