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NOV. 9, 2010: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Will Hear Oral Argument in Review of Mumia's Death Sentence

from Workers World

Nov. 9 in Philadelphia: ‘Free Mumia Abu-Jamal’

By Betsey Piette     Philadelphia     Published Oct 1, 2010

The nearly 29-year struggle to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal faces a critical juncture with the announcement that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will review Abu-Jamal’s death sentence on Nov. 9. It is imperative that all who stand for justice and against racism and state repression pack the courtroom in Philadelphia.... 
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http://www.workers.org/2010/us/mumia_1007/

 

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Victory for Watchdog in Del Norte County, by Lenda Beck 2010

April 2, 2010
Howdy from Del Norte county,,,Just wanted to tell all the watchdog folks out there there we won the first of 25 + Lawsuits in Del Norte County yesterday. We went to the federal court in San Francisco and it was amazing. We are not done yet. We settled with the city  but not the county.  Claypool told their attorney he will go to court with this even if he forefeits his Attorney's fees ..The attorney for Del Norte had the Del Norte urd well versed. He was a very rude man..
 
Did very well in the monetary part and the best part is that policies are going to be changing because of this suit. The Del Norte Attorney for City stated [confirmed] this.
 
Monumental... Del Norte County lost all evidence concerning the Brian Strom Case. We should have taken this farther but with the economy the way it is, we did very well in sending a message that this must stop. We only setteled with the city, we still have the county to deal with..
 

U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money

The really amazing thing is that they got caught.

- Tom Lacey, SF Peace and Freedom

 

U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money

Thu Feb 12, 2009, By Jon Hurdle, PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)

 

Two judges pleaded guilty on Thursday to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention center in Pennsylvania in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences.