Troy Davis' Innocence To Finally Be Considered

On August 17, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a hearing on the innocence claim of death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis. For years, courts have shown little interest in establishing Troy Davis' innocence, asserting that it was legally irrelevant as he had exhausted his appeals. But now Supreme Court justices have declared that "The substantial risk of putting an innocent man to death clearly provides an adequate justification for holding an evidentiary hearing."

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