The judge in the NATO 3 case is expected to issue his ruling on the constitutionality challenge this Wednesday. If you’re in Chicago, join us for this important hearing:
Wednesday, March 27, 2pm
Cook County Criminal Courthouse, 26th and California
Want an in-depth understanding of the constitutionality challenge? Listen to a recording of our recent constitutionality challenge teach-in. You can also read the defense motions on our Court Documents page and our notes from the oral arguments on our Court Notes page.
This decision is expected to be the first major legal development in the NATO 3 case, as the defense is arguing that the terrorism charges should be thrown out for being unconstitutional. This legal motion is arguing that the law itself violates First Amendment protected activity and that it is specifically being used to target these defendants for their perceived political beliefs, activities, and associations. If this motion is successful, it will mark a blow against the state’s politically motivated prosecution and reduce the number of felony counts the defendants are facing.
Join us in court on Wednesday as we stand in solidarity with Brent, Brian, and Jared! You can also start planning your solidarity action or event for our International Week of Solidarity with the NATO 5 from May 16-21 and donate to the support fund.