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“‘Mumia Exception’s’ ugly head again” : The Philadelphia Inquirer has this story about Third Circuit Judge Thomas Ambro’s dissent in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case which reads, in part, “Our court has previously reached the…

Abu Jamal v. Horn Eighth Circuit Sentencing


U.S. Supreme Court 

The Times-Dispatch of Richmond, Virginia has this article today: “Governor Kaine postpones Bell execution; Executions will be stayed till U.S. high court rules in lethal-injection case.” Here are the highlights: Gov. Timothy M. Kaine granted a…

Capital Punishment U.S. Supreme Court 

The Washington Post has this article today about a 12-year old boy who killed a man attacking his mother. The article provides, in part: The 12-year-old boy had finished his homework and was…


Acquitted Conduct  U.S. Supreme Court 

Medellin v. Texas  U.S. Supreme Court 

Capital Punishment U.S. Supreme Court 

On Thursday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided Abu Jamal v. Horn.  Abu Jamal was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 and sentenced to death.  Capital Defense Weekly writes here that…

Abu Jamal v. Horn Third Circuit

Second Circuit