Friday, September 08, 2006

Update on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia's lawyers have sent out an update on the legal proceedings in the case. I thought this was interesting.
We continue to aggressively pursue relief for Mr. Abu-Jamal. On July 20, Professor Judith L. Ritter, associate counsel, and I filed a lengthy opening brief supported by voluminous exhibits. A week later NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., through Christine Swarns, filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief.

It's good to see the NAACP getting involved in a capital case, whether it's Mumia or an obscure prisoner. Hopefully it will trickle down to the state and local grass-roots level.

I've been thinking a lot more about Mumia's case recently and hope to post more thoughts on it soon.



At 12:30 AM, Blogger Tony Allen said...

I too oppose the death penalty, but think Jamal guilty. I say this after years of being a member of his support network, but who, after years of studying the case could no longer ignore the facts of the case.

At 1:54 PM, Blogger The Central Pennsylvania Abolitionist said...

Thanks, Tony. I have real feelings of ambiguity about the case, which I hope to post soon. Please keep an eye on the anti-death penalty cause in PA. The death penalty in our Commonwealth is bigger than one person. It's bigger than Lynne Abraham. It's bigger than Ed Rendell. And it's bigger than Mumia Abu-Jamal.


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