UPDATE: A judge in Pottawatomie County dismissed the ACLU’s first petition, but this fight is far from over. Navigating the law through courts, simply put, is a tedious process and procedure is important. While we knew this dismissal was a possibility, it was the right way to begin this process. This dismissal is not a loss for Tondalao. Rather it is a necessary step in what we knew would be a long journey through the legal system. A post-conviction application will be filed in Oklahoma County. Tondalao and her attorneys remain hopeful that a more just future is possible.