Statement by Senator Obama on Repeal of Jena 6 Conviction
September 14, 2007
Chicago, IL -- "I am pleased that the Louisiana state appeals court recognized that the aggravated battery charge brought in this case was inappropriate. I hope that today's decision will lead the prosecutor to reconsider the excessive charges brought against all the teenagers in this case. And I hope that the judicial process will move deliberately to ensure that all of the defendants will receive a fair trial and equal justice under the law."
Barack Obama, Statement by Senator Obama on Repeal of Jena 6 Conviction Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292787