On December 20, 2016, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, issued a decision reversing the conviction of Michael Johnson and remanded his case for a new trial. This decision is a step towards justice
for Johnson. On January 4, 2017, attorneys for the State of Missouri filed a motion for rehearing or transfer. The State is contesting the December 20 decision that reversed his conviction. On January 6, CHLP's Deputy Diretor Mayo Schreiber presented at a webinar entitled, "Progress Towards HIV Justice: Community Update on MIchael L. Johnson's Case. The webinar was sponsored by the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance and was moderated by Charles Stephens, Director of The Counter Narrative Project. Schreiber provided legal and advocacy updates on the case. The webinar is available online: Watch the webinar – Progress towards HIV justice: Community update on Michael L. Johnson’s case.