After the Supreme Court refused to hear the Troy Davis appeal for a new trial, Georgia scheduled a new date for his execution - Monday, October 27. However, this morning the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of execution. Many Sojourners have been following this story, writing letters, and signing petitions urging that Troy's execution be stayed. Right now, I have no additional details on this developing story.
All I can say is God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform and that God is Good All the Time and All the Time God is Good!
@ 12:58P, 10/24/08
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a 25-day stay so Davis' legal team can file a new habeas corpus brief with a lower court. Davis' attorneys will argue that his execution would be a violation of the 8th Amendment. The amendment reads, "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
Obliged to you for hearing me,
and now old SjP ain't got nothin' more to say...
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