Friday, January 13, 2006

Some posts on the Coleman case

Milbarge at BTQ says:

"Cases like Coleman's and other [?] recent exonerations are just clearing the decks of old cases where the trial predated modern testing. In the present, and future, testing will happen pre-trial."

Professor Berman says:

"Though this interesting development is unlikely to alter the death penalty debate as much as if the DNA test came out the other way, I suspect this finding will be rightly used by death penalty supporters to highlight that death row defendants' claims of innocence must always be examined with skepticism."

Ronald at says:

"The good news is that Virginia did not execute an innocent man."

The Washington Post article quotes one law professor as saying:

"The opportunity to bring new people into the abolitionist movement has been lost."

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