Cozzi Hearing Tomorrow
Here's the information we have:
- The initial hearing in the United States of America v. William COZZI (No. 09-2648) will be held (tomorrow morning) on Thursday, February 18th before a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Room 2721 at the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn Street.
Room 2721 will be open to the public at 9:00 AM with the first case call at 9:30. Seating is limited. First come; first seated. No standing room only (SRO) will be permitted. Appellant Bill COZZI will be represented by Marc MARTIN, Esq. while the prosecutor will be AUSA Stuart D. FULLERTON. Bill will not be present. He remains incarcerated at FCI Oakdale, Louisiana, a thousand miles due south of Chicago.
Retired Sergeant John Northen has confirmed the following information as accurate with the U.S. Marshal Service (USMS), most of whom are retired members of the CPD. Pursuant to the Order of the Chief Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, all officers not responding to an emergency, even in full CPD uniform, must stow their weapons in secured lockers provided by the USMS before proceeding to elevators to the 27th flloor. While we encourage all officers to wear their uniforms, we ask that all active and retired officers attired in civilian clothes to stow their firearms, OC spray, pocket knives, etc. elsewhere to permit sufficient weapon storage for uniformed officers.
While we cannot guarantee admission to the courtroom due to limited seating, our friends at the USMS assure us that no one will be left out in the cold. Regardless of circumstances, uniformed CPD cannot carry picket signs. As you know, only the (SCOTUS) is allowed to grant certiorari for appeals from the U.S. Court of Appeals. The Seventh Circuit hears all appeals from federal cases from Illinois, Indiana and .
"Northside" also unsuccessfully attempted to phone , F. HOLDERMAN, USA Patrick FITZGERALD, AUSA Stuart FULLERTON, FBI SAC Robert GRANT, CPD Supt. Jody WEIS and CPD Chief of Staff Michael MASTERS.
Demonstrate your support for our brother Bill COZZI, the WEIS scapegoat.
We'll be getting periodic reports from the building.