The case of Troy Anthony Davis took another extraordinary turn Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a federal district judge to hear testimony on the death row inmate's claims that he did not murder a Georgia police officer. Justice Antonin Scalia said in a dissent that the high court hadn't made a similar move in nearly 50 years. Appended to the order was a spirited exchange between Scalia and Justice John Paul Stevens, whose concurrence was written to respond to Scalia's critique of the Court's decision.
Split Supreme Court Orders Review of Death Row Inmate's Claims That Witnesses Recanted Testimony
August 18, 2009