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Kings Bay Plowshares Trial For Nuclear Weapons Protest Set For October, by Dennis Sadowski, (CNS) Crux, August 31

September 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven people charged with breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Base to protest nuclear weapons will face trial Oct. 21 for their action. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood set the trial date after denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss the criminal charges they face because their actions were motivated by their…

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Judge Denies Nuclear Protestors’ Religious Freedom Defense by Yonat Shimron (NCR) August 29

August 29, 2019

A federal judge has denied a request by a group of Catholic peace activists to dismiss charges against them for breaking into a nuclear submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia, last year to protest nuclear weapons. The seven activists, individually and through their lawyers, used a novel defense, citing the Religion Freedom Restoration Act, a…

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Plowshares Trial Set for October 21

August 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUGUST 27, 2019 CONTACTS: Mary Anne Grady Flores, 607-280-8797, gradyflores08@gmail.com Bill Ofenloch, 212-369-1590, billcpf@aol.com BRUNSWICK, GA – A day after denying their motions for dismissal, a federal judge has set the date for a trial by jury of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Jury selection will begin on Monday, October 21, 2019…

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Federal Judge Rules Against Kings Bay Plowshares’ Motion to Dismiss Charges Under RFRA

August 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 27, 2019 CONTACTS:   Mary Anne Grady Flores, Ithaca, NY, 607-280-8797, gradyflores08@gmail.com   Bill Ofenloch, NYC, 212-369-1590, billcpf@aol.com Federal Judge Rules Against Kings Bay Plowshares’ Motion to Dismiss Charges Under RFRA BRUNSWICK, GA – A federal judge yesterday denied all the pre-trial motions of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. The activists…

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Judge Wood: Order Denying Motions to Dismiss 8/26/19

August 26, 2019

Judge Lisa Godbey Wood issued a 19 page ruling on August 26th denying all the pretrial motions from the Plowshares. The text follows as a PDF. Open PDF to view the Order Denying Motions to Dismiss 8/26/19

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Liz McAlister Denied Release On Her Own Recognizance – August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

Elizabeth McAlister, through her attorney Bill Quigley, applied for release on her own recognizance on Monday August 12, 2019, the Monday after the court hearing.  The motion pointed out that Ms. McAlister, who will be 80 in November, has been jailed for 18 months and has been a model prisoner.  The motion said Ms. McAlister…

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Bombs away or away with the bomb, challenging the nuclear death sentence by Sean Howard, op ed ,Cape Breton News – August 6, 2019

August 9, 2019
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Kings Bay Plowshares tell court why they acted to disarm submarine base by Dennis Sadowski, Crux, August 9

August 9, 2019
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Mark Colville’s RFRA Oral Argument

August 8, 2019

Statement by Mark Colville to The Federal Court, Southern District of Georgia Brunswick, Georgia, August 7, 2019 Good morning Judge Wood. My name is Mark Colville, and I’m pleased to meet you. I won’t bore you with the boring details of my boring life—much of that is already part of the court record, which incidentally…

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Carmen Trotta’s RFRA Oral Arguments

August 8, 2019

Judge Wood, good morning. It is good, and a bit intimidating, to finally get to meet you. We’ve heard from various people that you are, ‘the smartest person I’ve ever met,’ or ‘She has a photographic memory,’ and ‘She runs a tight ship.’ Otherwise, one very becoming item we heard about you is that you…

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