Oral arguments set in Plowshares appeal


Transform Now Plowshares members, from left, Greg Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice, and Michael Walli. (KNS photos/Saul Young)

Oral arguments have been set for March 12 for the appeal filed on behalf of the three Plowshares protesters — Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed — convicted of sabotage for the Aug. 28, 2012 break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge. The three are currently incarcerated in federal prisons in New York, Pennsylvania and Kansas..The case is set for 9 a.m. before a three-judge panel at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The appeal by lawyers representing the peace activists was filed last August and the government’s prosecutor filed a response in late October 2014.

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