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It's official: Innocence is not enough to prevent an execution

Editor's note: We are preparing a newsletter about the refusal of the State of Michigan to acknowledge the innocence of Temujin Kensu. In the meantime, we present more absurdity going on in the courts of the U.S.A.

The Arizona Attorney General's office repeatedly argued that "innocence is not enough" to overturn a conviction. The procedure is what is of most importance.

On May 23, 2022, by a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court concurred: Barry Jones’ innocence is not enough to keep him off of death row. The state of Arizona can still kill Jones, even if there exists a preponderance of evidence that he committed no crime.

Read the article in its entirety here.

Download the actual opinion

20-1009 Shinn v. Martinez Ramirez (05_23_2022)
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