Legal Doc: Motion to Enlarge List of Amici

Posted to Web: May 7, 2001

Exhibit A: Amici Curiae
Exhibit B: Supplemental List of Amici Curiae


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
JONATHAN J. POLLARD, Defendant
Defendant

Criminal No. 86-0207 (NHJ)

MOTION OF LAW PROFESSORS ET AL. AS AMICI CURIAE FOR LEAVE TO ENLARGE THE LIST OF AMICI CURIAE ON THE BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR RESENTENCING PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 2255 AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE GOVERNMENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Kenneth Lasson
Professor of Law
University of Baltimore
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 837-4514

Counsel for Amici
April _30_, 2001


Law Professors et al. as amici curiae hereby move for leave to enlarge the list of amici curiae on the Brief in Support of Defendant Jonathan Pollard's Motion for Resentencing Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and in Opposition to the Government's Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to the Statute of Limitations.

Background

On September 20, 2000, counsel for defendant filed a motion for resentencing pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255.

On November 28, 2000, the government filed a motion to dismiss defendant's § 2255 motion as barred by the statute of limitations.

On December 28, 2000, Law Professors et al. as amici curiae filed an unopposed motion seeking leave to file an accompanying amicus brief in support of defendant's motion for resentencing and in opposition to the government's motion to dismiss.

All three motions are currently pending before the Court.

Reason For This Motion

Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a copy of the list of amici curiae listed on the brief attached to the motion filed December 28, 2000.

Since December 28, 2000, additional persons have indicated that they wish to have their names added to the list of amici on the amicus brief. Attached hereto as Exhibit B is a list of the persons who wish to be added.

We therefore respectfully request that the Court grant leave to enlarge the list of amici curiae by adding the supplemental list of amici (Ex. B) to the original list submitted to the Court on December 28, 2000 (Ex. A).

We respectfully request that the Court waive the requirement under the Local Rules that a supporting statement of specific points of law and authority be submitted herewith.

A proposed Order is attached.

Respectfully submitted,

________________________

Kenneth Lasson
Professor of Law
University of Baltimore
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 837-4514

Counsel for Amici

April ___, 2001


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v
JONATHAN J. POLLARD, Defendant
Defendant

Criminal No. 86-0207 (NHJ)

ORDER

Upon consideration of the Motion of Law Professors et al. for Leave to Enlarge the List of Amici Curiae on the Brief in Support of Defendant Jonathan Pollard's Motion for Resentencing Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and in Opposition to the Government's Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to the Statute of Limitations, it is, this ___ day of _______, 2001, hereby

ORDERED, that the motion is granted; and it is further

ORDERED, that the Clerk shall file the proposed supplemental list of amici curiae as an addendum to the amicus brief submitted on December 28, 2000; and it is further

ORDERED, that Local Rule requiring a statement of specific points of law and authority in support of this motion is waived.

Dated:___________, 2001

______________________________________
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

CATHERINE L. LEONARD certifies as follows under penalty of perjury:

On May _1_, 2001, I caused to be served by hand delivery a true copy of the foregoing Motion of Law Professors et al. as Amici Curiae for Leave to Enlarge the List of Amici on the Brief in Support of Defendant's Motion for Resentencing Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and in Opposition to the Government's Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to the Statute of Limitations on:

Robert Okun, Esq.
Colleen Kennedy, Esq.
Office of the United States Attorney
555 Fourth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

___________________________________
Catherine L. Leonard


Amici Curiae (Exhibit A)


Anthony Amsterdam
Professor of Law
New York University

Robert Drinan
Professor of Law
Georgetown University

Monroe Freedman
Professor of Law
Hofstra University

Malvina Halberstam
Professor of Law
Benj. Cardozo School of Law

Laurence Katz
Professor of Law
University of Baltimore

Robert Lande
Professor of Law
University of Baltimore

Kenneth Lasson
Professor of Law
University of Baltimore

Hon. George N. Leighton
Retired Federal Judge
Professor of Law
John Marshall Law School

Charles Ogletree
Professor of Law
Harvard University

Charles E. Rice
Professor of Law
Notre Dame University

Richard Stone
Professor of Law
Columbia University

Michael Tigar
Professor of Law
American University

Aaron Twerski
Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School

Stephen Wizner
Professor of Law
Yale University

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Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
President Emeritus
Notre Dame University

Hon. Anthony D. Weiner
Member, U.S. Congress


Supplemental List of Amici Curiae (Exhibit B)

Neil Cogan
Dean and Professor of Law
Whittier Law School

Samuel Dash
Professor of Law
Georgetown University

Howard Glickstein
Dean and Professor of Law
Touro College of Law

Benjamin Hooks, Esq.
Director Emeritus
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People

Robert Abrams, Esq.
Former Attorney General
State of New York

Hon. Edolphus Towns
Member, U.S. Congress


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