|Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly|
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
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."