[Ppnews] Scott Demuth Trial Postponed
Political Prisoner News
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Mon Apr 12 19:20:07 EDT 2010
This morning, at the Federal Courthouse in Davenport, IA, Scott
DeMuth and his defense team met for what was supposed to be a final
pre-trial conference before an early May trial date. Citing his own
unpreparedness as the primary motivation, Assistant US Attorney Cronk
filed a motion to push back the trial date at least until early June
and perhaps into July. Magistrate Judge Shields approved the
continuance to an as-yet-unspecified date even though Scott's
previous request for a continuance had been denied as "unrealistic."
The delay is clearly another of the State's stalling tactics and is
indicative of the fact that the case against Scott is unwinnable.
Having bought extra time, Cronk is continuing his search to find a
brain for his straw-man case.
Twenty-five supporters, including members of SCSC and locals from the
greater Quad Cities area, rallied outside the Courthouse and packed
the courtroom. Among the supporters was recently released grand jury
resister Carrie Feldman.
Even though Scott now has more time before his trial, he is still
facing a tremendous bill for his legal defense. Fundraising is needed
now more than ever, and any help we can get with this would be
greatly appreciated. People can donate online at
http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com or send a check or money
order made out to Coldsnap Legal Collective with "EWOK!" in the
subject line to Coldsnap Legal Collective, P.O. Box 50514,
Minneapolis, MN 55404. No cash to spare? No problem! Host a
fundraiser and help raise money as well as awareness for what Scott is facing!
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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