The National Lawyers Guild filed an amicus brief this week to petition the court in Rasmea Odeh's trial to reconsider its decision to deny bond to the prominent Chicago-Palestinian community leader pending sentencing in March of next year. On November 10th, Odeh was convicted in a federal court of "unlawful procurement of naturalization" in a case her supporters call a politically motivated witch hunt. The Rasmea National Defense Committee plans to appeal the verdict, which could entail up to ten years in prison and deportation upon release for the 67-year-old activist. But in the meantime the committee says its priority is getting Odeh out of jail, where she was placed immediately following the verdict. KPFA's Andrew Klein has more.