Attorneys filed a Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to throw out the verdicts and order a new trial for the Five
Cuban Five attorneys filed a Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to throw out the verdicts and order a new trial for the Five last friday. A press conference held in the morning, led by principal appelate counsel Thomas Goldstein, has already attracted coverage by CNN and the Legal Times.
A decision from the justices is expected this spring. If the case is added to the docket, oral arguments would be held in the fall.
According to CNN, the Cuban Five trial remains the only judicial proceeding in U.S. history condemned by the U.N. Human Rights Commission.
We urge all supporters to remain aware of legal developments in the case, and at the same time to keep up the political struggle for their freedom. A new petition addressed to President Barack Obama is available on our website. Please download the petition, make copies of it, and collect signatures demanding freedom for the Five. In September we presented 102,000 signatures on a similar petition to former President George Bush. We need to multiply that effort with President Obama, as soon as possible.