Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Troy Davis update

On Tuesday a U.S. judge in Savannah turned down Troy Anthony Davis's innocence claim. The development was not unexpected.

In June, the Supreme Court had taken the unusual step of accepting a direct appeal from Davis and ordering an evidentiary hearing to be held. That hearing was the first time the new (well, several years old) evidence in the case would be considered by a court -- including the recantations from several of the witnesses.

CSM explains what happened yesterday, and SCOTUSblog has an exhaustive analysis.

There will now likely be further appeals, though it appears relief for Davis would ultimately require yet another miracle.


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