UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
March 11, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
CHRISTIAN GEROLD TARANTINO, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Seybert, District Judge:
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
Pending before the Court are the Defendant's February 27, 2011 objections to the Government's proposed jury questionnaire. The proposed questionnaire has been modified to strike "related" in the first paragraph of the "Summary of the Charges," and the Court has added a question asking whether testimony that the Defendant's previous incarceration would cause potential jurors to be biased. (Question 47)
The Defendant also asks the Court to add "or lack thereof" after "evidence" in Questions 48 and 58 (in the Government's original proposed questionnaire). Question 48 (now 49) recites the jury oath and will not be modified. Question 58 (now 59) did not contain the word evidence. The Court has inserted "or lack thereof" after "evidence" in the newly- numbered Questions 48, 50 and 60.
Central Islip, New York
Joanna Seybert, U.S.D.J.
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