Free Troy Davis from death row!
Will this INNOCENT death row inmate - arrested at age 20 and imprisoned for the last 19 years -finally be given the opportunity to have the compelling evidence of his innocence heard by a jury of his peers NOT IF LEFT UP TO THE GEORGIA SUPREME COURT. On March 17, 2008, a slight majority decided that it was legally acceptable to deny Troy a new trial. However, nearly half of the Justices thought that the question of Troy's innocence was a fundamental one warranting a new day in court. BUT IT IS NOT OVER. So what is next Petition for certiorari: Conference September 29, 2008 Troy's case is now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court was scheduled to consider Troy's petition for certiorari on September 29, 2008. Scheduled Execution Date: September 23, 2008 The State of Georgia could not wait for the Supreme Court; instead they scheduled his execution before the Court had a chance to weigh in. TROY'S EXECUTION IS SET FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008! Clemency Hearing: September 12, 2008 The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will reconvene at 9 a.m. on September 12, 2008 to hear evidence in support of Troy's petition for clemency. Time To Act: NOW Please learn about Troy's case and take action. We need to stop the execution and then persuade the United States Supreme Court that we live in a country where INNOCENCE MATTERS!