n00b1 - 7:51 am on May 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
Wouldn't a 301 pass on the bad link juice?
No that is when the penalty was initiated. I received an email (replyable to) in February stating that it was related to inorganic links and I have been busy trying to remove them and sending reconsiderations (or replying to the email). Again, www and non www are treated as seperate entities on WMT and each have different links pointing to them.