Troy Davis and the Meaning of 'Actual Innocence'
August 19, 2009 by TruthDig.com by Amy Goodman
Sitting on death row in Georgia, Troy Davis has won a key victory against his own execution. On Aug. 17, the U.S. Supreme Court instructed a federal court in Georgia to consider, for the first time in a formal court proceeding, significant evidence of Davis innocence that surfaced after his conviction. This is the first such order from the U.S. Supreme Court in almost 50 years. Remarkably, the Supreme Court has never ruled on whether it is unconstitutional to execute an innocent person.
Justices grant Georgia inmate's request to delay execution
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has granted a condemned Georgia inmate's request that his execution be delayed as he attempts to prove his innocence.
The inmate, Troy Davis, has gained international support for his long-standing claim that he did not murder a Savannah police officer nearly two decades ago.
Troy Davis invited to the Supreme Court By ALTON H.MADDOX, JR. August 27, 2009
Troy Davis is sitting on Georgia’s death row. He has to be excited over the Supreme Court’s ruling that he is entitled to an evidentiary hearing to prove his “actual innocence,” even though the ruling may establish a dangerous precedent.“ All that glitters is not gold.”...
It is the prison-industrial complex that is on fire and not Troy Davis alone.