Jorge Manly-Gil appeared in Santa Barbara Federal Court on Thursday, August 19, 2010 for arraignment on a “trespass” charge from the April 7, 2010 witness. When Jorge asked for a Public Defender (PD), U.S. Prosecutor Sharon McCaslin asked the court to deny the request as the government will not be seeking jail time nor probation, further stating that Dennis Apel did a reasonable job representing himself in a similar case, so Mr. Manly-Gil also can represent himself or retain counsel on his own. Magistrate Rita Coyne-Federman agreed and denied Jorge a PD, even though he stated he could not afford one. Jorge Manly-Gil’s trial is at 1:30 pm on September 16. Court address: Santa Barbara Federal Court – 1415 State St., Santa Barbara, 93101. For further details call 805-343-6322
The September 15, 2010 court date scheduled for Rev. Louie Vitale, OFM, and Sr. Megan Rice has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 18 at 9:00 am because of another court appearance in Nevada scheduled for September 14 for a previous action against drones at Creech AFB.