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Archive for October, 2008

OCTOBER 16 COURT UPDATE

Kate Chatfield, representing Dennis Apel, filed a motion (see Attorney Submissions page) for a jury trial and a defense of necessity, employing International Law and Nuremberg Principles. After a magnificent 15 minute motion presentation, Magistrate Rita Coyne-Federman denied both motions. A December 4 trial date was set for 9 am.

John Littrell, Public Defender for Mike Wisniewski, filed a motion (see Attorney Submissions page) for full dismissal of charges. After listening to Mr. Littrell’s motion presentation, Magistrate Rita Coyne-Federman decided to continue the motion until the December 4 date, when a evidentiary hearing will take place on the motion. If the motion is denied, a bench trial will immediately follow.

KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE WEEK

Fifteen concerned citizens attended the Keep Space for Peace Week Protest on Saturday, October 11 at the main gate. Steve Stormoen, of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and Sanderson Beck, founder of Peace Communications, each spoke to other participants of the cost and dangers of placing weapons in space.  No arrests were made, although MacGregor Eddy did leave after being approached by base security for a ban and bar violation if she remained. See photos in Photo Gallery.