Irvine 11 Team Appeals Conviction

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Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly
​​Just as they proclaimed they'd do after hearing the guilty verdict last month, the 'Irvine 11' defense team has filed appeals on behalf of the 10 students convicted of disrupting a speech by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren

Attorneys contend that the California law used to convict the students is unconstitutional because it censors free speech, a right that the U.S. Constitution protects. 

No matter the outcome, the appeal will not impact the sentence given by Judge Peter Wilson--56 hours of community service, fines and probation, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

The Orange County District Attorney's office is expected to file a response to the appeal.

This week, ASUCI, UC Irvine's student government, unanimously passed legislation in support of the Irvine 11, stating that it holds "the OCDA accountable for wrongfully prosecuting students for peaceful protest and democratic participation."
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thirtyplus
thirtyplus

Who the hell appeals a petty misdemeanor conviction?  And; who the "F" is paying their attorneys?  CAIR?  

Jeff Klives
Jeff Klives

To ASUCI:

"Freedom of speech, on campuses and elsewhere, is rendered meaningless if speakers can be shouted down by those who disagree.

There is simply no 1st Amendment right to go into an auditorium and prevent a speaker from being heard, no matter who the speaker is or how strongly one disagrees with his or her message."

Erwin Chemerinsky - Dean of UC Irvine School of Law

Evil_white_person
Evil_white_person

The Irvine 10 (not 11) deserve what they got and now are just wasting time and resources to keep in the media.The ASUCI should be ashamed of itself, but what can we expect from a bunch of kids who are either on scholarships or are living off Mommy and Daddy's wallets.As an employeer, I am filing away their names to keep on a "Do not hire" list.   

Jeff Klives
Jeff Klives

They were wrong to prevent an invited guest speaker from being heard and were wrong to lie to the university.

Just do the community service and get on with your lives.  They have done nothing for the Palestinian people.  They only thing they did was reinforce the negative steotype that Muslim men are angry and unreasonable.

If they wanted to do something for the Palestinians, they should get behind and support Fayyad, not make it a point to prevent someone from saying something on the campus.

Cletus
Cletus

what a bunch of fruits.. Damn arabs and jews make me sick! white power right bother jeff

909Jeff
909Jeff

Oh GOD!  What a waste of time and money!  

Michelle, can we now actually refer to them as the Irvine 10 since Mr.Kebir showed integrity and did the right thing.  The rest of them are acting like petulant teenagers!

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Shame on you ASUCI ! That was NOT peaceful protest!......

Nonameplease
Nonameplease

That was NOT peaceful protest and democratic participation.

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