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U.S. Judge O’Meara dismisses motion challenging constitutionality of JLWOP state statutes; motion for reconsideration still pending Deadline of Aug. 24 looms for prosecutors’ motions on re-sentencing; they have re-recommended JLWOP for 80%; SADO cooperating as defense No transparency: Wayne Co. … Continue reading
“Fifty-two percent of African-Americans in the state are under EM rule. The spirit of the Three/Fifths Compromise lives on in Michigan.”–Atty. Sanders Opponents of “Dictator Act” 436 came from Flint, Detroit, Pontiac, Cincinnati, among other locations Attorneys: justice will happen not in … Continue reading
Atty. Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative, whose own grandfather was killed by a group of teens, appears at the beginning of this video. He won U.S. Supreme Court rulings banning death sentences for juveniles, life without parole for … Continue reading
Worthy seeks renewed LWOP for 40% in Wayne County, where 98% of juvenile lifers are Black, under likely unconstitutional state statute “Lifetime in prison is a disproportionate sentence for all but the rarest of children,” — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony … Continue reading
By Diane Bukowski Editorial Nate Weekley, brother of Joseph, who killed Aiyana Jones, 7, in Detroit posts racist rant, gets demoted, not jailed (National stories follow this VOD commentary) July 11, 2016 DETROIT – Detroit cop Nate Weekley, the brother … Continue reading
Youtube Video above, published on Apr 26, 2016, produced for V.O.T.E by Alex Chemerinsky, Mariah Branyan State juvenile lifers who waited decades for USSC to declare JLWOP unconstitutional subjected to further anguish as state stalls release Of 364 cases, 8 … Continue reading
Hearing in case in front of Judge Qiana Lillard set for May 26, 2016, 9 am Lewis has long fought for his freedom, claiming actual innocence and citing recent USSC court decisions in Miller v. Alabama, Montgomery v. Louisiana ‘Pure … Continue reading
In Hill v. Snyder, 6th Circuit rejects state statutes, calls for “meaningful and realistic opportunity for release” for all state juvenile lifers Michigan officials including AG Bill Schuette, Wayne Co. Prosecutor Kym Worthy have opposed ANY relief for children sent to … Continue reading
Teachers shut DPS May 2, 3 not only over pay threats, but dismantling of nation’s largest majority-Black school district Race a central issue—DFT President Ivy Bailey “Rise up to defend jobs, schools, children, strike to win”—Former DFT pres. Steve Conn … Continue reading
Judge Qiana Lillard acknowledges court order dismissing case at hearing April 21, 2016, takes no action Lewis’ state court files, filling three cartons, have mysteriously “disappeared,” next hearing to feature last known official in possession Lewis is one of state’s … Continue reading