Death Row Prisoner Wins Hearing


Deborah Denno comments in the Washington Post on the Supreme Court’s decision ordering a federal judge to consider the innocence claims of condemned Georgia prisoner Troy Anthony Davis, who has mounted a global campaign to declare he was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Denno, a death penalty expert at Fordham Law School, said the decision was “certainly significant” and shows that the court is “paying attention to cases on death row” in which inmates are claiming federal law restricts their ability to present new evidence.

Read the entire Washington Post story.


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