Decided September 17, 2002
October 28, 2002 is set as the date for appellant to file a periodic progress report. Appellant shall file additional periodic progress reports every two months thereafter until the filing of appellant's reply brief. Respondent shall file a periodic progress report on September 25, 2003.
On or before October 28, 2002, appellant shall serve and file the requisite number of copies of a companion CD-ROM record on appeal.
On or before June 25, 2003, appellant shall file fifteen copies of a brief and of the issue identification statement required by section 510.8(c) of the Rules of the Court of Appeals in Capital Cases, with proof of service.
August 25, 2003 is set as the date by which all motions for amicus curiae relief must be noticed to be heard. All such motions must conform to section 510.12(c) of the Rules of the Court of Appeals in Capital Cases.
On or before November 24, 2003, respondent shall file fifteen copies of a brief responding to appellant and, as appropriate, amici curiae, with proof of service.
On or before January 23, 2004, appellant shall file fifteen copies of a reply brief which shall also respond, as appropriate, to amici curiae, with proof of service.
Pursuant to section 510.1(b) of the Rules of the Court of Appeals in Capital Cases, the parties and each amicus curiae shall serve and file the requisite number of copies of a companion CD-ROM brief within 20 days after the filing of the printed version of the brief.
Issues regarding the proportionality or excessiveness of the sentence shall not be briefed by the parties to the appeal or any movants seeking amicus curiae relief until so directed by the Court.