Prosecuting attorneys in the trial of local peace activist MacGregor Eddy gained leverage last week when federal Judge Rita Federman threw out Eddy’s main argument justifying her actions at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Eddy has long maintained that her trespass last October was an act of “necessity” due to the United States’ violation of international law and the Nuremberg principles, but – at the behest of a prosecution motion – Federman ruled last Thursday that all such evidence be inadmissible in the trial. However, the judge left open the possibility of Eddy taking the stand when the trial resumes in mid March in order to explain her motivation for crossing the green line.
Caught in an Eddy
Originally published 11:37 a.m., February 23, 2006
Updated 1:24 p.m., March 2, 2006
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