January 5: A letter written from Bates to her boyfriend is uncovered. January: The NAACP withdraws from the case after the Scottsboro Boys decide to let the ILD handle their case.
March 24: The Alabama Supreme Court upholds the convictions of seven defendants in a vote of 6-1.
During both cases, Callahan's bias is revealed through his omissions—he does not explain to Patterson's jury how to deliver a not guilty verdit and also does not ask for the mercy of God upon Norris' soul during his sentencing.
June 12: In his bid for re-election, Horton is defeated.
African-American newspapers published news accounts and editorials of the events of the case.
Civil rights organizations followed suit, raising money and providing defense for these young men.
June 22: Patterson's conviction is set aside by Judge Horton. October 20: The cases of the nine defendants are moved from Horton's court to Judge William Callahan.
These organizations provide support to the nine young men and thier families. June 22: Pending an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court, the executions of the nine defendants is stayed.
June 28: In a defense motion for new trials, Leibowitz argues that qualified African-Americans were kept off jury rolls.
He also argues that names added on the current rolls were forged.
The African-American men ranged in age from thirteen to nineteen.
Each young man was tried, convicted and sentenced in a matter of days.
The Alabama Supreme Court denies the defense motion for new trials.