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JUDGE MICHAEL HATHAWAY SEIZES WATER PROTEST VERDICT FROM BLACK DETROIT JURY, HALTS TRIAL

VOICE OF DETROIT
December 2, 2015

DETROIT – Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hathaway today snatched a verdict on charges against water shut-offs protesters out of the hands of an all-Black jury in 36th District Court, halting the trial before District Court Judge Ruth Ann Garrett indefinitely. His ruling came in the wake of the Nov. 19 conviction of cop William Melendez by a majority-Black jury in Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court for nearly killing Black motorist Floyd Dent.

National Lawyers Guild Mourns Loss of Nelson Mandela

The National Lawyers Guild joins the people of South Africa and freedom-loving people the world over both in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela and celebrating his life. We are proud to have stood with Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) at a time when the United States government labeled him a terrorist. As our longtime member Lennox Hinds - Mandela’s lawyer in the United States - reminds us, “Mandela was arrested by the South African forces with the support of the CIA.”

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