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stay of execution order for troy davis  

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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."

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and now old SjP ain't got nothin' more to say...

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4 sojourners hollin' back

Yes, the lord works in mysterious ways. I never thought this elite core of racist Georgia judges would give Troy a stay of execution.

I posted on it at, providing an article from a Washington news outlet. Ideally, the court would have ordered a new trial. But at least Troy will be alive a while longer. Great news for now!

October 24, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Why are they using the 8th amendment? Are they buying time?

October 25, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Never forget a winter morning in Paris, 1971, when the radio broadcasted the new of the (last) execution on the guillotine.
Yes, the last.

October 26, 2008 at 8:33 PM

@ MacDaddy, much obliged for the link. I think the GA judges made a decision to avoid being called racist by a whole lot of people including the Pope.

@ ClnMike, I thought the same thing with respect to the 8th amendment. Just hope they know what they're doing.

@ g@ttogiallo, much obliged for stopping by. Don't be a stranger. Do you think we'll ever get there?

October 28, 2008 at 11:09 PM
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