Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Third Circuit Refuses to Step Down - Oral Arguments Till Set for May 17 in Philly

Abu-Jamal News

Journalists for Mumia
PO Box 30770, Philadelphia, PA 19104

April 20, 2007

Dear Friends,

Just an hour ago, Abu-Jamal News (the new news format just hot off the press edited by the equally new outfit "Journalists for Mumia") was informed by Mumia's lead attorney Robert R. Bryan that the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has

1) ruled against the prosecution's motion that the court recuse itself and
2) given the opposing sides each an extra half hour for their arguments, meaning that both defense and prosection will have one hour instead of only 30 minutes at the May 17 hearing.

On April 20, 2007, Robert told us via e-mail: "We won on both of my motions [i.e., the defense motion opposing the recusal and the defense motion for more time for arguments at the hearing. MS]. In denying the disqualification of the Third Circuit, the court adopted my argument. Even though I will try to get out more detail over the weekend, you may send out the news."

This doesn't tell us yet whether the court's final decision re Mumia will indeed be just, but it's just great news all the same.

So let's continue our struggle for life, liberty, and justice for Mumia and all the many others who are still denied their basic human rights!

With best greetings from AJN,

Hans Bennett & Michael Schiffmann
J4M (Journalists for Mumia)

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