American Catholic Lawyers Association Press Release
May 5, 2010 South Bend -
American Catholic Lawyers Association President
Christopher Ferrara announced that all pending criminal
charges against the "Notre Dame 88" represented by the
ACLA were dismissed with prejudice by the St. Joseph
County, Indiana Prosecutor.
The dismissals were
requested by the University of Notre Dame as part of the
joint efforts of the University and the ND 88 to
reconcile and pledge to move forward together for the
sake of the faith and the pro-life cause.
"I wish to thank
Christopher Ferrara and the ACLA for their invaluable
assistance in the criminal matters, which are now
definitively resolved," said Tom Dixon, who was lead
counsel in the criminal cases, and who, along with
attorneys from the ACLA and the Thomas More Society in
Chicago, negotiated this outcome on behalf of the ND 88.
"ACLA's attorneys were
honored to assist Tom Dixon and TMS attorneys Tom
Brejcha and Peter Breen in bringing these important
cases to a successful conclusion, and I look forward to
working with them in other pro-life matters in the
future," said Ferrara.