August 21, 2016 by socialaction2014
Here is an update on both Mumia Abu-Jamal’s criminal conviction appeal and his medical care case, Abu-Jamal vs. Kerestes.
Court action has potential to re-open Mumia‘s criminal conviction!
On August 7, Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an appeal based on a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in June. In a startling 5-3 decision (Williams v. the Commonwealth of PA), the U.S. Supreme Court held that former DA and retired Pennsylvania Chief Justice, Ronald D. Castille, violated death row inmate Terence “Butter” Williams’s 5th Amendment due process rights when he refused to remove himself from Williams’s appeal. This Supreme Court precedential ruling calls into direct question the validity of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s criminal conviction and the denial of his appeals. Ronald D. Castille was a senior district attorney while Mumia‘s case was being tried. He was also the District Attorney of Philadelphia during Mumia‘s direct appeals, and…
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