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Jeremy Hammond Judge to Decide on Recusal, NLG Will Hold Press Conference Before Hearing

February 20, 2013

The National Lawyers Guild is hosting a press conference before a federal court hearing in which the chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan will decide on a motion calling for her recusal from the case of Jeremy Hammond.

Who:

Heidi Boghosian — Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild

Activists Demand Replacement of Federal Judge in Hacker Case, Citing Conflict of Interest

Truthout
November 30, 2012

Lawyers for accused hacker Jeremy Hammond plan to file a motion next week asking the federal judge in the case to recuse herself; but Hammond's supporters are already calling for her removal from the case.

Journalists, lawyers and human rights advocates gathered Thursday in front of the federal courthouse in New York City where Jeremy Hammond is to stand trial, demanding that Chief US District Court Judge Loretta Preska recuse herself, following recent revelations that her husband was a victim in the expansive computer hacking incident.

Mobilizing Help for People Accused of Hacking

New York Times
August 5, 2011

When Senator Joseph R. McCarthy held hearings in the 1950s to question witnesses about their supposed ties to communism, critics accused him of fomenting a Red Scare hysteria.

Decades later, the term Green Scare was used to describe a series of sweeping federal prosecutions of people involved in radical environmental and animal rights groups.

Now, perhaps, comes the Nerd Scare.

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