Monthly Archives: August 17, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Orders Hearing for Troy Davis

The Innocence Project is reporting that in a highly unusual step, the U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a new hearing in the case of Troy Davis, who has been on Georgia’s death row for nearly two decades for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Ruling on a habeas corpus petition from Davis, the court…read more

Ohio Governor Denies Clemency

Earlier today, Ohio governor Ted Stickland made the decision to deny clemency to Jason Getsy. The governor’s decision directly contradicts that which was made by the Ohio Parole Board on July 19, 2009. Jason Getsy participated in a murder-for-hire scheme that killed Ann Serafino and left Charles Serafino, her son, critically injured. The mastermind of…read more

HOWARD ZINN TO SPEAK AT THE CEDP CONVENTION

We are proud and honored to announce that historian, author and activist Howard Zinn will be the keynote speaker at the Campaign to End the Death Penalty’s 9th annual convention! The convention will be held on the weekend of November 7-8 at the University of Chicago, and Howard will be speaking on Saturday night. The…read more

Time: A Texas Judge on Trial: Closed to a Death-Row Appeal?

The following is Time Magazine’s article on the upcoming trial of Judge Sharon “Killer” Keller in San Antonio. By Hilary Hylton / Austin Soft-spoken and a devout Christian, Judge Sharon Keller presides as chiefjustice of Texas’ highest criminal court. She’s also known as “Sharon Killer”by her opponents, who are going to see her in court…read more


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