Update: Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments

The North Dakota Supreme Court in Bismarck heard oral arguments today in the appeal from convictions of Water Protectors Mary Redway and Alexander Simon. Attorney Sam Saylor with Freshet Collective appeared on behalf of both.

On October 19, 2017, Mary and Alex became the first Water Protectors to be sentenced to jail time in their state cases. Mary served four days for Disorderly Conduct, and Alexander served 12 days for Disorderly Conduct and Physical Obstruction of a Government Function.

To date, 19 Water Protectors have been convicted at trial. None of the others were sentenced to jail time. Three appeals, including these two, remain pending at the North Dakota Supreme Court.

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