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Full-text: October 2 2003
Protest zones: “No War for Oil” (October 24 2002)

United States District Court for the District of South Carolina Columbia Division

Filed, OCT –2 2003, Larry W. Propes, Clerk, Columbia S.C.


Criminal No. 3:03-0309

United States)
Brett A. Bursey)

Clarification of Status of Counsel

Undersigned counsel has been informed that the Court seeks some clarification as to counsel’s status in the above captioned matter. Initially, it appeared that the trial of this case would take place during the spring or summer of 2003. In August 2003, counsel left South Carolina to resume his duties as a professor of law at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. Counsel will not return to South Carolina until December of 2003, and, during the spring semester, counsel will be commuting on a regular basis between Ithaca and Columbia, South Carolina. This will make it difficult, if not impossible for counsel to continue to serve as counsel of record in this matter. Thus counsel informs the court that he is no longer serving as counsel of record in these proceedings.

Respectfully submitted,

John H. Blume
Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
(607) 255-1030

Signature: John H. Blume


By: { Signature }


John H. Blume

September 30, 2003 {p.2}


Certificate of Service

{Case caption, omitted}

The undersigned hereby certifies that a true copy of Defendant’s Clarification of Status of Counsel in the above matter was served on opposing counsel by depositing one (1) copy in the United States Mail, first class, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

John Barton
Assistant U.S. Attorney
1441 Main Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201

This the 30th day of September, 2003, in Columbia, South Carolina

Signature: Jill A. Rider

{ Signature }

Jill A. Rider


Source: Photocopy of a duplicate original (the court’s file copy), scanned to pdf.

By CJHjr: Converted to text (OCR: FineReader 6.0), formatted (xhtml/css), links, text {in braces}.

This case: United States v. Brett A. Bursey (D.S.C., No. 3:03cr309 {175kb.html}, criminal information filed March 7 2003, jury trial denied June 4 2003, bench trial Nov. 12-13 2003, bench trial Nov. 12-13 2003, verdict Jan. 6 2004: guilty, $500 fine (Bristow Marchant, U.S. Magistrate Judge), district appeal docketed Jan. 13 2004, affirmed Sept. 14 2004 (Cameron McGowan Currie, U.S. District Judge), circuit appeal docketed Oct. 7 2004, affirmed July 25 2005 {64kb.pdf, 64kb.pdf}, rehearing denied Sept. 8 2005 (4th Cir., No. 04-4832), petition for certiorari docketed Dec. 14 2005, certiorari denied Jan. 17 2006 (U.S., No. 05-767).

See alsoOther Secret Service protest zone cases” on the docket-sheet page. Brett Bursey

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Charles Judson Harwood Jr.


Posted Jan. 2 2004. Updated Jan. 2 2004.


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