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UNITED STATES v. THOMAS

December 8, 1970

UNITED STATES of America
v.
Constance THOMAS


Bryant, District Judge.


The opinion of the court was delivered by: BRYANT

BRYANT, District Judge.

 Defendant moves this Court for an order directing the United States attorney to cease summoning witnesses to his office and paying them twenty dollars for interviews there. The United States attorney denies neither the existence of the practices nor the fact that they are being used in this case. The following is the "summons" sent by the United States attorney to prospective witnesses:

 UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 United States Court House 3rd & Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001

 SUMMONS

 TO

 You are hereby notified to appear as a witness at the United States Attorney's Office, on the Third Floor of the United States Court House, at Third Street and John Marshall Place, on Constitution Avenue, N.W., on , to assist in the preparation for trial of the case of United States v. .

 You should contact and confer with the Assistant United States Attorney in charge of this case.

 Assistant United States Attorney

 Room Number

 783-5700, Ext. Telephone Number

 If the Assistant cannot be located, please see one of the secretarial employees in , Room Number, extension .

 In opposition to the motion the United States attorney takes the position that this Court lacks jurisdiction to grant the requested order, particularly that such an order would amount to an unwarranted judicial incursion into the operations of the United States attorney's ...


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