U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

180px-Mumia03Breaking news from Reuters:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an appeal by prosecutors and set aside a ruling that invalidated the death sentence of black political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

His case has become a prominent cause for many death penalty opponents.

In a brief order, the Supreme Court sent the case back to a U.S. appeals court based in Philadelphia for further consideration in view of the high court’s recent decision in an Ohio case that had raised similar issues.

The Supreme Court in the Ohio case unanimously reinstated the death sentence of a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men. The court’s action, which was not a ruling on the merits of the case, could lead to Abu-Jamal’s death sentence being reinstated, too.

The appeals court had ruled that Abu-Jamal, 55, deserved a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions…

[more at Reuters]


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5 Comments on "U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Mumia Abu-Jamal"

  1. good, its about time the sentence was carried out

  2. I like how this article only focuses on the legal calculus of the trial, ignoring completely all the other evidence pointing towards his innocence.


    Jim, you troll, go do some research.

  3. tonyviner | Jan 20, 2010 at 12:21 am |


  4. anyone who did not see this coming needs to open their eyes

  5. anyone who did not see this coming needs to open their eyes

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