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Court Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Death Sentence is Unconstitutional

Court Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Death Sentence is Unconstitutional

May 4, 2011

From Democracy Now!:

“The case of Pennsylvania death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal took a surprising turn Tuesday when the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously declared his death sentence unconstitutional. It is the second time the court has agreed with a lower court judge who set aside Abu-Jamal’s death sentence after finding jurors were given confusing instructions that encouraged them to choose death rather than a life sentence. Now Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and journalist, could get a new sentencing hearing in court. We speak with his co-counsel, Judith Ritter, and Linn Washington, an award-winning journalist who has followed Abu-Jamal’s case for almost three decades.”

Listen to the interview and read the transcript “>here.

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