Judge Rules in Favor of Angola Three’s Albert Woodfox

Judge Brady has ruled in Albert Woodfox’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 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.

 

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