A3 Newsletter: Feb. 17, 2011
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Judge Brady Rules in Albert's Favor!
The hearing on Tuesday went so well that Brady has
already ruled in Albert's favor, granting Albert an evidentiary
hearing on the issue of discrimination in the selection of the
Grand Jury foreperson (read the 2 page ruling here).
The presumption that discrimination occurred is now
technically in our favor and this hearing will be the State's
chance to rebut it. Timelines are still being worked out
but most likely the hearing will be scheduled by summer.
This is a small but important step towards again
overturning Albert's unjust conviction. A huge congrats to
the legal team for the months of unexpected legal work it took them
to get us back to this stage of the game, and lots of gratitude to
all the supporters who made the trip to Baton Rouge to fill the
hearing courtroom. Thanks to a brilliantly argued
case, the court is better poised to again give
Albert yet another chance at freedom than it was when
this process began.
Birthday - Saturday, February 19th
Saturday, Feb. 19th is Albert's 64th birthday. What a lovely
gift this ruling is. Here is his mailing address in case you
want to send him a card :)
Albert Woodfox/ #72148/ David Wade
Correctional Center, N1A/ 670 Bell Hill Rd./ Homer, LA 71040
A3 Film DC Screening
- Wednesday, Feb. 23rd @7pm
Just a reminder in case you will be in the DC area or have friends
or colleagues who might, that next Wednesday, February 23rd at 7pm at West End Cinema
the A3 film will be screened as a part of the Human Rights Watch
Traveling Film Festival. Robert will speak following the