The Judge issued his ruling in Italian in March. The “motivations” are required to be issued within 90 days of a trial; the motivations document was released in Italy on the 90th day. At present two known teams of independent translators are working on a full and proper english translation of the motivations. The motivations document is 427 pages, detailing all of the forensic and circumstantial evidence that convinced the jury to return a verdict of guilty.
The Knox family filed their appeal around the 27th of April, a 300 page document. The appeals hearings are expected to be held in October.
The separate case against Knox for slander was postponed while an appeal is made to a higher court regarding a change of judge. The judge in that case also presided over early rulings that kept Knox in jail before the trial against her started.