United States of America, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. Michael George Ferris, Defendant and Appellant, 399 F.2d 303 (9th Cir. 1968)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 399 F.2d 303 (9th Cir. 1968) August 14, 1968
Rehearing Denied October 4, 1968

Hermann E. Lorenz, Jr. (argued), Sacramento, Cal., for appellant.

William Shubb (argued), John P. Hyland, U. S. Atty., Sacramento, Cal., for appellee.


Before CHAMBERS, HAMLEY and JERTBERG, Circuit Judges.


Ferris, charged with bank robbery, apparently could have had a trial months ago, but he prefers to sit in jail in Sacramento and litigate about the amount of bond fixed: $10,000.

We find a solid basis in the record for the trial court's determination. While Ferris is presumed to be innocent, he is charged with a very serious crime.

We suggest that the trial court proceed with the trial at the earliest practical date. We know the trial court is an exceedingly busy one, but the court's business is not the reason for the delay here.

Order affirmed.