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United States v. Wooten

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


July 6, 2010

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
CORTEZ L. WOOTEN, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: David Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court

MEMORANDUM and ORDER

HERNDON, Chief Judge

Now before the Court is the Government's July 2, 2010 motion in limine (Doc.18). A response from Defendant Wooten is not necessary as the law applicable to the Government's request is clear. Based on the following, the Court GRANTS the Government's motion. The Government moves the Court to preclude Defendant from arguing Defendant's punishment to the jury. The Court GRANTS this request. See Shannon v. United States, 512 U.S. 573, 579 (1994)("when a jury has no sentencing function, it should be admonished to 'reach its verdict without regard to what sentence might be imposed.'").

Accordingly, the Court GRANTS the Government's July 2, 2010 motion in limine (Doc. 18).

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Signed this 6th day of July, 2010.

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