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US Supreme Court orders evidentiary hearing

posted Nov 22, 2009, 7:37 PM by James Clark   [ updated Nov 22, 2009, 7:38 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah ]
August 17, 2009: United States Supreme Court grants an evidentiary hearing for Troy Davis!

The Court ordered the Federal District Court in Savannah, GA to hold a hearing to evaluate the new evidence of Troy Davis's innocence.  When held, this hearing will mark the first time the new evidence will be heard in a court of law.  GFADP welcomes the Court's decision and sees this ruling as a significant step towards justice in this case.  The exact date of the hearing is not yet known, but more information will be posted here as it becomes available.  See the Troy Davis Media page for media coverage of the Court's decision, including discussion of new legal questions regarding the future of the death penalty in light of the Court's ruling.

Click here for the majority opinion by Justice Stevens
Click here for the dissenting opinion by Justice Scalia