IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
December 19, 2007
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JOHNNIE L. TAYLOR, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
This matter comes before the Court on a letter submitted directly by Defendant Johnnie Taylor notifying the Court of Defendant's intent to appeal and requesting the appointment of counsel. (Doc. 159.) Seventh Circuit Rule 51(a) states, "Trial counsel in a criminal case, whether retained or appointed by the district court, is responsible for the continued representation of the client desiring to appeal unless specifically relieved by the court of appeals upon a motion to withdraw." Accordingly, Defendant Taylor is still represented by attorney Paul Storment until Mr. Storment is granted leave to withdraw by the Seventh Circuit.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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