IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 14, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
DEVON STEWARTS, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Before the Court is a Sealed Motion to Continue submitted by Defendant Stewarts (Doc. 35). The Court finds that the trial should be postponed because of the reasons cited in Defendant's sealed motion. In addition, the Court finds that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A), the ends of justice served by the granting of such a continuance outweigh the interests of the public and Defendant Stewarts in a speedy trial because of the reasons set out in the sealed motion (Doc. 35). Therefore, the Court GRANTS Defendant Stewarts' sealed motion to continue trial (Doc. 35) and CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for December 1, 2008 until January 26, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date Defendant's motion was filed, November 7, 2008 until the date on which the trial is rescheduled, January 26, 2009, is excludable time for the purposes of a speedy trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DavidRHer|do| Chief Judge United States District Court
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