Death penalty opponents are condeming a Supreme Court decision that sets the stage for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis to be executed. The court [Monday] rejected Davis' latest appeals after justices gave him a rare chance to prove his innocence.
Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis have filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court. Davis was sentenced to die for the 1989 killing of Savannah policeman Marc MacPhail. His case has fueled criticism of the US justice system.
A federal panel has dismissed an appeal from a Georgia death row inmate who claims he was wrongly convicted of the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that Troy Anthony Davis should appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The incumbent is facing his first election since being appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. His main challenger has mounted an aggressive campaign aimed squarely at the incumbent's integrity. His other challenger is nowhere to be found.
A federal judge says he won't reconsider testimony he refused to hear in court in the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis. U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled Thursday against a motion by Davis' attorneys, who argued the judge wrongly rejected a witness who was to testify she heard another man confess to killing a Savannah police officer in 1989.
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson says he plans not to vote for Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a written statement, Isakson said a qualified judge rules based on law and does not legislate through decisions, and that he does "not believe Ms. Kagan’s record has met this standard.”