According to the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Daniel McGowan went to court in Judge Coffin's courtroom on Dec 22, 2005. He was there for both his initial hearing and also an arraignment. He entered a NOT GUILTY plea. His counsel has 21 days to present a motion now to the court. Both sides have 10 days to exchange discovery materials now.

The status conference for Daniel is set for Jan 9, 2006, at 1:30 pm, in the Eugene Federal Courthouse. The presence of the accused is required. You may call the court clerk's office at 541-465-6423 to make sure it is happening at that time close to the date. At the status conference, they will determine if the case is ready to go to trial.

The jury trial for Daniel McGowan is set for March 1, 2006 at 9 am in Judge Hogan's courtroom. Remember this could change based on the status hearing and other factors. Always call to make sure.

I am hoping to see the courtroom PACKED on Jan 9 for Daniel. I will be going down to Eugene to cover that hearing as a reporter and to show support. I encourage others to also do so. I encourage carpools form Seattle to head down as well.