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Submitted by friendsofthernc8 on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 12:35
After we learned earlier this month that the RNC 8 will face a single trial, we also learned that Judge Teresa Warner has denied Max Specktor’s motion to suppress evidence obtained in a warrantless search on September 1, 2008. Max and his attorney Larry Leventhal had argued the motion in a September 29 hearing, a week before the October 8 hearing in which all eight argued for joinder at trial.
Submitted by friendsofthernc8 on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:41
The RNC 8 learned this week that Judge Teresa Warner has set the next court date for the eight: Tuesday, February 2 at 9am in room 131-B (that’s the big one) of Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul.
(Not mentioned in the scheduling order is the little-known procedure for hearings on Groundhog Day: if the prosecutor sees her shadow when she wakes up in the morning, she’ll burrow back into bed and the trial will have to wait another six months.)*
Submitted by friendsofthernc8 on Sun, 12/13/2009 - 11:43
The RNC 8 have received joinder at trial, and now they ask you to join them for December's FREE monthly dinner! It's on Tuesday, December 15 from 6-8pm at Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The 8 organized together, were charged together, and will be tried together... now, let's EAT together.
Submitted by friendsofthernc8 on Fri, 12/11/2009 - 07:50
ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Following their October 8, 2009 hearing before Judge Teresa R. Warner, the RNC 8 received word [Wednesday] that they will face a single joint trial, not the eight or three separate trials favored by the office of Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner. The defendants were preemptively arrested before the Republican National Convention began last year, following many months of police infiltration and surveillance of their group, the RNC Welcoming Committee, which helped organize lodging, food, and medical and legal aid for those protesting the convention.
Submitted by friendsofthernc8 on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 22:33
Susan Gaertner–the prosecutor with the power to drop the charges on the RNC 8–must be betting on out-state support to save her struggling campaign for Governor. After all, by casting her luck with the embattledBob Fletcher, her reputation in the Twin Cities is kind of sour.