Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Troy Davis Lives Again

What do former President Jimmy Carter, Civil Rights icon John Lewis, Nobel Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Pope Benedict XVI, as well as the European Union, the European Parliament, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, former FBI Director William Sessions, and former and current members of U.S. Congress Bob Barr, Carol Moseley Braun and John Lewis have in common?

They think Troy Davis is innocent but was falsely convicted, and they are happy that the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a district court hearing so that new evidence may be looked at.

This Supreme Court case was unusual in that it was an original habeas corpus application directly to that court, without first going to lower courts.

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