DEA Lawyers Petition to Extend Deadline for Final Legal Briefings

DEA lawyers have formally petitioned DEA Administrative Law Judge Mary Ellen Bittner to extend the deadline for filing our final legal briefs to May 8, 2006. Lawyers for Prof. Craker have agreed to DEA’s request, as a matter of professional courtesy. We expect that once the final briefs are filed, DEA ALJ Bittner will take 2-4 months to issue her recommendation to DEA Administrator Karen Tandy.