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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
WESTERN DIVISION


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA                           
                                                                                             CIVIL ACTION No.  06-301-23-MAP
                      Plaintiff,                                             
                                                                                 
                     v.                                                                      ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S
                                                                                              ASSENTED TO MOTION TO EXTEND
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS;                 THE DURATION OF THE REVISED AGREED
et al.                                                                                      SETTLEMENT ORDER
                                                                                 
                      Defendants.                                        
________________________________________

        Pursuant to Paragraph 27 of the Revised Agreed Settlement Order ("Settlement Order") entered on September 15, 2007 in the above-captioned case (Docket #24), the Court hereby GRANTS the United States' Assented to Motion to Extend the Duration of the Revised Agreed Settlement Order, and to change the date when the action will be dismissed. It is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that:

       (1)  all obligations and requirements that are contained in the Revised Agreed Settlement Order are extended from March 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010, and

       (2)  the date when the action will be dismissed is changed from March 2, 2009 to February 1, 2010, unless otherwise ordered by this Court.


ENTERED and ORDERED this _16th_ day of __January____, 2008.

       _________/s/_____________________________
       THE HONORABLE NORMAN H. STAHL
       UNITED STATES CIRCUIT JUDGE

       ________/s/______________________________
       THE HONORABLE MICHAEL A. PONSOR
       UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

       _______/s/_______________________________
       THE HONORABLE PAUL A. BARBADORO
       UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

Date: 11th day of January, 2008

                                                                  Presented by Plaintiff United States,

                                                                  GRACE CHUNG BECKER
                                                                  Acting Assistant Attorney General

                                                                  MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN
                                                                  United States Attorney
                                                                  KAREN GOODWIN
                                                                  Assistant United States Attorney
                                                                  1550 Main Street
                                                                  Springfield, MA 01103

                                                                  /s/ Veronica Seungwon Jung       
                                                                  CHRISTOPHER COATES
                                                                  Acting Chief, Voting Section
                                                                  SUSANA LORENZO-GIGUERE
                                                                  Acting Deputy Chief
                                                                  JOHN "BERT" RUSS
                                                                  VERONICA SEUNGWON JUNG
                                                                  Trial Attorneys
                                                                  United States Department of Justice
                                                                  Civil Rights Division, Voting Section
                                                                  950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
                                                                  Room NWB-7254
                                                                  Washington, D.C. 20530
                                                                  Phone: (202) 305-0688
                                                                  Fax:    (202) 307-3961
                                                                  john.russ@usdoj.gov
                                                                  veronica.jung@usdoj.gov>

Certificate of Service

        I hereby certify that this document filed through the ECF system will be sent electronically to the registered participants as identified on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) and paper copies will be sent to those indicated as non-registered participants.

January 11, 2008

                                                                  /s/ Veronica Seungwon Jung     
                                                                  VERONICA SEUNGWON JUNG
                                                                  Voting Section, Trial Attorney

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