Pa. Supreme Court rejects Mumia Abu-Jamal’s last appeal

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his last legal appeal. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a challenge regarding forensic evidence in his racially charged case. The onetime Black Panther was found guilty in 1982 of fatally shooting white Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner….

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Ohio justice rejects death penalty law he wrote

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a young state senator 30 years ago, Paul Pfeifer helped write Ohio's death penalty law. Today, as the senior member of the state Supreme Court, he's trying to eliminate it. It's not uncommon for sitting judges to change their mind on…

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