Having been granted a hearing before Judge Scheindlin is a major win, and indicates to the Federal court that our case has merit at least worth considering. We who have been close to the case from the beginning know very well that there is no question of Shane's innocence, but ultimately it is the opinion of the court that will decide whether or not Shane will be exonerated. So we remain hopeful and patient.
As always, I encourage anyone and everyone to send Shane a letter of encouragement. If you feel hesitant to do so, my advice is to just start writing! A simple correspondence from someone on the outside provides hope and means much more than you might expect: