Brendan Dassey Not Home in Time for Thanksgiving [UPDATE]

UPDATE: A 7th Circuit panel of  three judges granted the State’s emergency motion to block Brendan Dassey’s release.  The order indicates that Mr. Dassey will remain incarcerated pending the outcome of the appeal.  I can’t imagine what Mr. Dassey and his family must feel like right now.

Today the Court Ordered Brendan Dassey released no later than 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016.  See the Court’s Order below.  You can also read the Court’s initial order granting release below.  The Court denied the prosecution’s motion to stay, ruling:

In the motion to stay the respondent largely reargues the same points already considered and rejected by the court in deciding Dassey’s motion for release. The court finds that reconsideration of these arguments yields the same conclusion. The respondent’s motion to stay is denied.

It looks like Mr. Dassey will be enjoying his first Thanksgiving with his family after over a decade of incarceration.  Congratulations to Mr. Dassey and to his very capable legal team!

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Post Conviction and Appellate Criminal Defense Attorney practicing throughout Maryland and DC, business owner, mother of two. Since establishing the Law Offices of Erica J. Suter, LLC in 2011, the life sentences of ten of my clients have been modified or vacated. I have also obtained relief for clients who were not serving life. I try to treat my clients the way that I would want to be treated if I were sitting on the other side of the table, with dignity, respect, and honesty. I love teaching and will share what I've learned with anyone who is interested. I have been selected to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Best Lawyers Under 40, as a Super Lawyer Rising Star (Washington, DC and Maryland), for membership in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and as a Maryland Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer. I earned my JD from Georgetown University, my MA from the University of Chicago, and my BA from Bates College. http://www.ericasuterlaw.com Follow me on twitter @suterlaw email me at ejsuter@ericasuterlaw.com

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