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United States v. Hatch

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle

June 18, 2019

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
BRANDON CHARLES HATCH, Defendant.

          ORDER

          JOHN C. COUGHENOUR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.

         This matter comes before the Court on the parties' stipulated protective order (Dkt. No. 13). The Court ENTERS the following:

         1. Protected Material

         The following documents and materials are deemed Protected Material. The Government will make available copies of the Protected Materials, including those filed under seal, to defense counsel to comply with the Government's discovery obligations. Possession of copies of the Protected Materials is limited to the attorneys of record, investigators, paralegals, law clerks, experts, and assistants for the attorneys of record (hereinafter collectively referred to as “members of the defense team”). The following are deemed “Protected Material”:

         a. Grand Jury transcripts and exhibits;

         b. Victim and witness statements, including but not limited to reports of law enforcement officers memorializing victim and witness statements, and written and recorded statements by the victim and witnesses;

         c. Digital and photographic evidence relating to the victim and other witnesses;

         d. Personal and other information, including Child Protective Services and Tribal Child Welfare records, concerning the victim and other witnesses. Documents, reports, or writings containing personal information about or related to the victim and witnesses provided by the Government in discovery is deemed Protected Material. As used in this order, the term “personal information” refers to each victim and witness's full name, date of birth, Social Security number (or other identification information), driver's license number, tribal identification, address, telephone number, location of residence or employment, school records, juvenile criminal records, child welfare, and other confidential information.

         2. Scope of Review of Protected Material

         The members of the defense team may display and review the Protected Material with Defendant. The members of the defense team acknowledge that providing copies of the Protected Material to Defendant and other persons is prohibited, and agree not to duplicate or provide copies of Protected Material to Defendant and other persons.

         The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington is similarly allowed to display and review the Protected Material to lay witnesses, but is otherwise prohibited from providing copies of the Protected Material to lay witnesses, i.e., non-law enforcement witnesses.

         3. Consent to Terms of Protective Order

         Members of the defense team shall provide written consent and acknowledgement that they will each be bound by the terms and conditions of this order. The written consent need not be disclosed or produced to the Government unless requested by the Assistant United States Attorney and ordered by the Court.

         4. Parties' Reciprocal ...


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