Sunday, April 19, 2015

Scalia: No constitutional protection for wrongfully executed

When it comes to the death penalty Justice Antonin Scalia doesn't pull any punches.  When writing the dissent in the case of Troy Anthony Davis, No. 08-1443 in 2009, Scalia said:
This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is “actually” innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged “actual innocence” is constitutionally cognizable.
To read more CLICK HERE

No comments:

Post a Comment