Legal Doc: Letter to Chief Justice Hogan Requesting Rulings

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
101 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10178-0061

June 5, 2003

Honorable Thomas F. Hogan
Chief Judge
United States District Court
District of Columbia
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Re: United States v. Jonathan J. Pollard, Crim. No. 86-0207 (TFH)

Dear Chief Judge Hogan:

Currently pending before the Court in the above-referenced case are two motions, originally filed in 2001. These motions, both fully briefed, are:

(1) Defendant's Motion for Modification of the Court's January 12, 2001 Memorandum Order Based Upon the Government's August 3, 2001 Letter; and

(2) Defendant's Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's August 7, 2001 Memorandum Opinion and Judgment, or in the Alternative, for Issuance of a Certificate of Appealability Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c).

The motions were filed on August 16, 2001 and October 5, 2001, respectively.

In January 2003, with the two motions long pending, we requested a status conference at which we could address any questions the Court might have with respect to the motions. On February 23, 2003, your Honor denied our motion for a status conference.

The two motions remain undecided, nearly two years after their original filing in 2001. We respectfully request and await the Court's rulings.


Eliot Lauer
Jacques Semmelman

cc: Steven Pelak, Esq.
     Robert Okun, Esq.
     Office of the United States Attorney

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