The next move in the Plowshares case

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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