Friday, October 08, 2010

SCOTUS to hear TX DNA case next week

The US Supreme Cout next week will hear oral arguments in a Texas death penalty case where the defendant, Hank Skinner, claims innocence and seeks DNA testing. Previewing the case, SCOTUSBlog says "it is tempting to state what seems obvious: when a man’s life or death depends on it, and the evidence still exists, why not just test it?"


Anonymous said...


Gritsforbreakfast said...

I'm pretty sure Skinner's not asking the state to pay for the testing, and it costs taxpayers a damn sight more to appeal to the US Supreme Court than it would to just test the evidence.

Anonymous said...

Plus, if it really is his the appeal is shut down fro the start.

What other motivation can you manufacture, 6:20?


Patricia said...

Numerous people, most notably have offered to pay for the testing.