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News :: Human Rights
Eric McDavid Update - less than 2 weeks to trial!
30 Aug 2007
Dear friends and supporters,

Eric's trial is less than two weeks away and we want to make sure you are up to date on everything that is happening.

On Thursday, August 23, Eric had his trial confirmation hearing. Trial is on for September 10, but the first day will just be jury selection. Opening arguments will start either the 11th or 12th. They are telling us that trial will probably last three weeks, but we'll probably only be in court Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. We MIGHT be in court on some Thursdays and Fridays, but probably not. It originally looked like we would not be in court at all the week of September 17, but now it looks like we WILL be in court that week. Please keep these dates in mind if you are planning on attending any of the trial. Again, please let us know if you are planning on being here for trial, and make sure you come dressed appropriately for court. We'll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

After a quick surge of incoming funds, we were able to meet the newest matching funds in less than 24 hours! Thanks to everyone who helped make that happen. However, things seem to have leveled off again and we now only have two weeks to raise the remaining $1300 to meet our goal of $15,000. This is necessary to ensure that all of Eric's legal fees are paid. Please visit and donate today. Time is running short!

Also, if you are considering coming to trial in September and you need a place to stay, we need to know when you will be here ASAP so we can begin making arrangements.

Finally, please keep writing Eric! Your words of support and encouragement are needed now more than ever. Visit for Eric's address and the jail's guidelines for writing prisoners.

Thanks to all of you. Your support and love has been invaluable over these last 19 1/2 months.

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