Distinguishing the Innocent Not an Easy Task
The ACLU tweeted last nightt:
In case it wasn't obvious: the only way to avoid executing the innocent is end the deathpenalty.
Back in 2009, I wrote this post about Justice Anton Scalia's view of the Troy Davis case, the presumption of innocence, which back in 1895 in a case called Coffin v. U.S, the Supreme Court called a "bedrock" of our criminal justice system, and on why those who "did it" may be just as at risk of a miscarriage of justice as those who are innocent. From the Coffin case: [More...]
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