Troy Davis’ Petition Will Be Heard Next Session

July, 6th 2009

Troy Davis’ habeus corpus petition was not heard by the Supreme Court last week when they ended their session, and will be heard when the Court resumes in the fall. Davis is on death row for murder, even though evidence has surfaced since his conviction which raises considerable doubt as to his guilt. The Court’s decision to delay hearing his petition means Davis receives a stay on his execution through the summer, a small victory for his supporters.