Grits for Breakfast informs us that the Supreme Court will hear arguments on a Texas death penalty case.
The US Supreme Cout next week will hear oral arguments in a Texas death penalty case where the defendant, Hank Skinner, claims innocence and seeks DNA testing. Previewing the case, SCOTUSBlog says “it is tempting to state what seems obvious: when a man’s life or death depends on it, and the evidence still exists, why not just test it?”
Dozens of convicted have been exonerated by DNA testing. Is it really asking that much to be be sure of the guilt and evidence before the state executes a prisoner?