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UNITED STATES v. TAYLOR

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


May 25, 1993

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
v.
MARY TAYLOR, Defendant.

HAIGHT, JR.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: CHARLES S. HAIGHT, JR.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

HAIGHT, District Judge:

 Defendant Mary Taylor moves by letter brief for reconsideration of the Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order dated May 3, 1993 resolving evidentiary issues arising out of defendant's proffer of factual and expert opinion testimony relating to the battered woman's syndrome. Having considered the letters of counsel, I adhere to the prior decision.

 Defendant's counsel argues in support of reconsideration that "there simply is no way to compromise a fundamental right of a defendant to take the witness stand and to attempt to present herself in a light most credible to the jury." But there is no right, fundamental or otherwise, of a defendant to take the stand and place before the jury facts which do not address the government's charges, while at the same time working obvious prejudice upon the government under Rule 403. Throughout these proceedings, defendant has refused to acknowledge or come to grips with Rule 403 considerations. That failure blights defendant's motion for reconsideration, which I deny in its entirety.

 Motion for reconsideration denied.

 So Ordered.

 Dated: New York, New York

 May 25, 1993

 CHARLES S. HAIGHT, JR.

 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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