The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has approved the government’s request for an additional 30 days to consider whether to seek a new hearing on the court’s recent decision that overturned the conviction of three Y-12 protesters on sabotage charges. The new deadline for making the next move in the Plowshares case is June 22.
The protesters – Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed – have been released from federal prison pending a potential rehearing of the appeals or a resentencing of the three on their other felony conviction for damaging government property. A resentencing hearing has been tentatively scheduled for July 8 in U.S. District Court in Knoxville.
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