In a sad new development in the Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble) case, Dr. Robert Ferrell has pled guilty because his health will not allow him to continue fighting the case. Paula Reed Ward’s article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quotes Lucia Sommer, coordinator of the defense fund for Dr. Ferrell and Mr. Kurtz, as saying that, “After 3-1/2 years of having his life held hostage by the Department of Justice, he was left with pleading or dying.”

- Meredith Tromble [Wednesday, October 17th, 2007]


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