Tim and I have appealed our convictions to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Now that all of the documents have been filed by both the government and us, we are awaiting a date from the Court for oral arguments. The arguments, I am told, are limited to about twenty to thirty minutes for each side. A panel of three Judges from the Second Circuit will be assigned to our case. After reading the briefs and hearing the arguments, these Judges will decide whether Tim and I should be granted a new trial. Their decision will probably not be issued until six to twelve months after the oral arguments.
Tim and I are very encouraged by the strong briefs which have been submitted on our behalf and by what our lawyers are telling us about the appeals. We remain deeply grateful for the many loyal friends who continue to offer us their support and prayers, and are hopeful that justice in this case will finally prevail.
This is a complete copy of the briefs that were submitted to the appellate court.