[Ppnews] Judge Rules in Favor of Angola 3's Albert Woodfox

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Thu Feb 17 15:26:39 EST 2011


Judge Brady Rules in Albert's Favor!

Great news!

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 
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=chxbttcab&et=1104554780881&s=652&e=001P_99a2HW7qgMOkOXBU7MDeX-iiWw7sr5qpxh0_s-xtOhSTQZsc2MldFSl9vNUATpMAfblnZMyLvJ5kKqwXlToy4uGVFB3iCl8p3BK2JqnIHnoIQC7_tmJM3I_1hY5s5bZIZMkffZqlOQguZjLA4LazqWVL_s8b-910CxZlcOPuI=>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.

Albert's 64th 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 Newsletter:  Feb. 17, 2011





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