Gerry Canavan

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Great Moments in American Jurisprudence

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This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is “actually” innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged “actual innocence” is constitutionally cognizable.

Great moments in American jurisprudence: Antonin Scalia says that convincing a court you’re innocent doesn’t mean the state can’t still execute you.

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August 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

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  1. […] * With Troy Davis denied clemency despite ample doubt about his guilt, it’s worth remembering that according to Antonin Scalia even “actual innocence” isn’t sufficient to keep the s… […]


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