Judge Leon Tucker has called for the Philadelphia DA's office to come to court with a progress update on their understanding of the precedent set by the decision in the Williams case, which could win Mumia a chance to present his original appeals in with judges not shown to have boas against his case - from the PA Supreme Court onward.
The DA's Office will present their decision in how they will handle the Williams precedent in Mumia's case. Come to the courthouse to let them know that we demand they comply with the precedent: Mumia should never have had one of his appeals heard by a judge who was formerly the DA fighting his prior appeals - and NO ONE SHOULD! Mumia should win the right to have his appeal heard fairly!
PACK THE COURTHOUSE FOR MUMIA!
Judge Tucker has ordered an evidentiary hearing for Wed, January 17, 2018 his order is for the DA’s office to show cause why it should not locate and produce Gayle McLaughlin Bartholdi, Esq. to present testimony regarding the content of the documents of the DA’s office says it cannot locate in reference to her memorandum to Ronald D. Castille on March 27, 1990.
Ronald Castille is a former Philadelphia District Attorney who became a PA Supreme Court judge. He refused to recuse himself when Mumia's case went to the PA Supreme Court despite having been the DA during Mumia's prior appeal.
The Supreme Court has since ruled that behavior unconstitutional in a different case where Castille did the same thing.