Days of Federal Prosecution

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Lynch and Feds Appeal

9th Circuit Court BuildingLynch's final brief to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals due on March 12, 2015

Etrade Closing Lynch IRA

ccl .420th centETrade closing Lynch's IRA because he was "arrested for selling marijuana"

Rorahbacher Farr Letter to Inspector General

Letter to Inspector GeneralCongressmen Sam Farr and Dana Rorabacher write letter to Inspector General

Lynch Files Sec 538 Motion

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New York Times

New York TimesCharles Lynch story reported by New York Times reporter Erik Eckholm

Lynch Appeal

 

Lynch Appeal History

March 23, 2017 Free Federal Public Defenders file for extension to file Final Appeal Brief until May 15, 2017 (ccl's 55th birthday) while they work on Section 542 Motions. Click here for the request. Click here for latest info on the Section 542 Motion.

February 14, 2017 9th Circuit Court of Appeals grants Extension to file Final Brief until April 5, 2017. Federal Public Defenders are working on Section 542 motion to the 9th Circuit. Click here for the docket. Click here for latest info on the Section 542 Motion.

February 13, 2017 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender filed Opposition to Government's opposition to an Extension of Time to File final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Federal Public Defender Needs time to work on the Section 542 motion to the 9th Circuit. Click here for the request. Click here for info on the Section 542 Motion.

February 10, 2017 Marijuana hating money slinging Federal Prosecutor Dave Kowal files opposition to Lynch's latest motion for Extension of time to File Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Prosecutor wants Lynch's Section 542 Motions and Appeal Brief all filed with Lynch's Final Brief to the 9th which is separate from Lynch's Section 542 motions. Lynch wants the Section 542 Motion resolved first which may nullify the entire case. Click here for the request. Click here for info on the Section 542 Motion.

February 7, 2017 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender requests time for extension to file Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals until Charlie's 55th Birthday May 15, 2017. Needs time to work on the Section 542 motion to the 9th Circuit. Click here for the request. Click here for info on the Section 542 Motion.

Feburary 7, 2017 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender requests time for extension to file Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals until Charlie's 55th Birthday May 15, 2017. Needs time to work on the Section 542 motion to the 9th Circuit. Click here for the request. Click here for info on the Section 542 Motion.

August 16, 2016 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender requests time for extension to file Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals until November 14, 2016. Click here for the request.

June 17, 2016 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender requests time for extension to file Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals until August 16, 2016. Click here for the request. Click here for the court document granting the request.

April 14, 2016 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender requests time for extension to file Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals until June 17, 2016. Click here for the request. Click here for the court document granting the request.

February 10, 2016 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender requests time for extension to file Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals until April 18, 2016. Click here for the request. Click here for the court document granting the request.

November 13, 2015 Charles Lynch's Federal Public Defender requests and is granted time for extension until February 17, 2016. Click here for the request and click here for the court order granting the extension.

September 29, 2015 Charles Lynch assigned a new Public Defender. Jonathan Libby will be handling Lynch's third cross-appeal brief.

August 26, 2015 9th Circuit Court of Appeal grants request for extension with disfavor for any more extensions. The Final brief is now due November 19, 2015. Click here for the Document.

August 14, 2015 Lynch's Federal Public Defender files Motion for Extension of Time to file the Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Current Public Defender taking 6 month maternity leave and passing case to new Appellate Attorney who is still to be named. Click here for the Document.

June 5, 2015 Lynch's Federal Public Defender files Motion for Extension of Time to file the Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Regards to Pending Embanc Hearing Motion. Click here for the Document.

March 5, 2015 Lynch's Federal Public Defender files Motion for Extension of Time to file the Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here for the Document.

 February 24, 2015 Lynch files motion to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals based on new 2015 Federal Spending bill that prohibits Department of Justice from spending money to circumvent state marijuana laws. Click here for the motion. 

February 24, 2015 Lynch's motion to the court exceeded court paper count standards so Lynch filed a request to file an oversized brief. Click here for the request.

 November 11, 2014 9th Circuit Court of Appeals approves Lynch's request for more time to file the final brief. Lynch's Final Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is now due March 12, 2015. Click here for the document.

 November 5, 2014 Lynch's Federal Public Defenders file Extension of Time request to file final brief to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Government was unopposed to the request. Click here for the document.

May 6, 2014 9th Circuit Court of Appeals accepts Lynch's 6 month extension request. Click here for the document. Lynch's final Brief to the 9th Circuit will be due on November 12, 2014.

May 5, 2014 Lynch's Federal Public Appellate Attorney Alexandra Yates files for 6 month extension in order to file Lynch's final brief to the 9th circuit Court of Appeals. Click here for the document.

April 11, 2014 9th Circuit Court of Appeals accepts Government's oversized brief. Click here for the document.

March 15, 2014 Government tries filing oversized brief again demanding judge Wu be recused from the case and Lynch get 5 year mandatory minimum. Also Government states that Lynch case is now pertinent in another case USA vs Jason Washington. Click here to read the document.

January 23, 2014 9th Circuit grants government 9th extension frowning upon any more extensions of time. Asks government to give 1 extension request instead of a bunch of short ones...Click here for the email document.

January 21, 2014 Government files for extension of time to reduce size of oversized brief. Click here for the document.

January 10, 2014 Lynch's lead Federal Public Defender, Reuven Cohen, has resigned. Lynch's case will stay in the hands of the Federal Public Defenders Office. Alexandra Yates is the lead Appellate Attorney respresenting Lynch in his Appeal to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Reuven Cohen has ventured his own firm in Downtown Los Angeles and is offering his services pro bono as the Lynch case moves forward. "Meanwhile in Colorado..."

December 31, 2013 Government Motion for Oversized Brief Denied. The government tried to submit a brief against Lynch that was 42,360 words. Lynch's Appellate Team submitted a 20,450 word brief. The  Appellate Commissioner DENIED the Government's request to file the oversized brief. The Government must rework the brief so that it does not exceedq 28,000 words.  

November 11, 2013 Los Angeles Daily Journal runs headline story in US vs Lynch appeal. Click here for the article.  Little typo in last paragraph, '...they don't let got.' should read '...they don't let go.'

November 1, 2013 Government files Motion for Oversized Brief

No government shutdown in the Lynch Federal Medical Marijuana appeal as the Government has filed 9th Circuit Court of Appeals request for 'oversized brief' along with the massive propagandistic document. Click here for the Oversized Brief Motion and click here for the Oversized Brief. Basically 8 pages of Legal Lies explaining the need for the other 212 pages of even more Legal Lies. This is your Federal Tax Dollars hard at work.

October 23, 2013 Government files for extension to file 2nd brief

In this brief the Government has apparently got the OK from Washington DC to continue the Government Appeal of Lynch's one year sentence demanding 5 years instead. Only the Current US Solicitor General can decide what appeals the government will pursue. It appears President Obama is OK with all this waste of money and a good man's life despite the changes occurring across the country regarding cannabis, mandatory minimums and new government policy statements. Click here for the extension request.

September 27, 2013 Government files sixth extension of time. Click here for the Government's unopposed request for extension of time to file brief. 

In this document the Government lays out some excuses about being over loaded with other cases, Lynch's delay of trial tactics he has used and court house rumors regarding Judge Wu's off the record statements about the Lynch case.

September 3, 2013 Government files for fifth extension of time. Click here for the Government's unopposed request for extension of time to file brief.

In this document the Prosecutor rants about having Judge Wu recused from the Lynch case after making statements off the record pertinent to the Lynch sentencing phase of the trial. 

August 1, 2013 Government files for fifth extension of time. Click here and here for the Documents.

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"...the parties have been engaged in significant negotiations in an attempt to settle this matter...I have thus been instructed to temporarily suspend work on the government's brief until those negotiations are complete in the effort to save resources, a benefit of any potential settlement."

May 31, 2013 Government files for fourth extension of time. The Government's first attempt to file the new extension request resulted in mistakenly filing the same extension they used in March 2013. After realizing the mistake the Government quickly refiled again with the 'correct' new document. The Government's brief is now due August 5, 2013. Click here for the Documents. In the new corrected document it seems not only that the Prosecutor is overwhelmed with other more important cases of racketeering, fugitives on the run and other criminal enforcement projects, but it appears the Government's spell checker may be on the blink as well:

Page 1 paragraph 1:

"The government’s brief currently is currently due June 5, 2013."

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"I am eagre to complete the government's brief in this matter, and have made substantial progress in doing so since the government's last extension request, but need the requested time to properly represent the government for the reasons set forth herein."

March 1, 2013 Government files for third extension of time. The second cross-appeal brief is due June 5, 2013. The third cross-appeal brief is due July 5, 2013. The optional reply brief is due within 14 days after service of the third cross-appeal brief. Click here and here for the Documents.

On December 12, 2012 the Government filed for 75 day extension of time to reply to Lynch's Appeal. Click here for the Document.

On August 9, 2012 the Government filed for a 120 day extension of time to reply to Lynch's Appeal. Click here for the Document.

On July 17 Americans for Safe Access and a Group of Lawyers filed Amicus Briefs in support of Lynch's Appeal. Click here for the ASA Document. Click here for the Group of Lawyers Document.

On July 3, 2012 Lynch filed the official documents for Appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here to view the Document.

On April 4, 2011 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a forth extension for documents to be filed in Lynch's appeal. Lynch is represented by the Federal Public Defenders Office in Los Angeles. Lynch now has an Appellate Attorney who is preparing his appeal to be heard before the 9th Circuit. The new date is set for June 20, 2011. Click here for the Court Schedule.

On August 23, 2010 Lynch was advised that there is a problem in obtaining the trial transcripts. As a result the appeal process has been postponed until October 20, 2010. Click here for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals document recognizing the delayed transcripts

On June 3, 2010 Lynch was advised that an appeal court hearing has been set for September 7, 2010. Click here for the Court Schedule.

On May 27, 2010 Government prosecutors re-filed their cross appeal. They want Lynch to get 5 years instead of the one year one day Judge Wu sentenced him to. Government prosecutors must receive permission from Washington to file such a motion so this implies that Eric Holder and President Obama are not upholding their 'new policy' to not prosecute medical marijuana providers who are in compliance with State Law.

On May 6, 2010 Lynch re-filed an Appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lynch is appealing his sentence and conviction.

On April 29, 2010, after a 10 month wait, Judge Wu issued his final Sentencing Memo. Click here to read the memo.

On February 12, 2010 Andre Birotte was confirmed as the new US Attorney for the Central District of California. This is the office in charge of prosecuting Charles C. Lynch. Birotte is Obama's choice to run the office replacing Bush appointees. Click here for the Story.

On February 10, 2010 Government Prosecutors filed a second motion telling Judge Wu to hurry up with the final commitment and judgment order. Click here to read the document.

On October 27, 2009 California Senator Sam Farr introduced the Truth in Trials act to congress. The Bill would allow a State Medical Marijuana defense during a Federal Trial. Click here to read the story. Click here to read the Bill.

On October 19, 2009 the Obama Administration issued a new Federal Government Policy regarding Medical Marijuana. Click here to read the new policy. Click here to read the new policy.

On October 9, 2009 Government Prosecutors filed a motion telling Judge Wu to hurry up with the sentencing document so that the Government can appeal the one year one day sentence Lynch received because they still want Lynch to get five years. Click here to read the document.

On August 18, 2009 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the Lynch and Government Appeals because Judge Wu had not yet issued his written judgment. Both appeals were dismissed without prejudice meaning they can be refiled at a later date. Click here to read the document.

On July 13, 2009 the Federal Government filed a notice of appeal. The government intends to appeal Lynch's one year sentence demanding the 5 year mandatory minimum. It is common practice that in order for the government to appeal they must contact the main Department of Justice office in Washington to get approval. It is assumed at this point that the DOJ has authorized the local prosecutors to continue to persecute Charles C. Lynch. Click here to read the document.

On Monday June 15, 2009 Lynch's Federal Public Defenders filed a Notice of Appeal. Lynch intends on appealing his conviction and sentence to the Ninth District Court of Appeals. Lynch is currently out on bail pending appeal. Click here to view the Notice of Appeal.

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