Court Decisions Impact Mumia Abu-Jamal

Court action has potential to re-open Mumia's criminal conviction! On August 7, Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an appeal based on a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in June. In a startling 5-3 decision (Williams v. the Commonwealth of PA), the U.S. Supreme Court held that former DA and retired Pennsylvania Chief Justice, Ronald D. Castille, violated death row inmate Terence “Butter” Williams’s 5th Amendment due process rights when he refused to remove himself from Williams’s appeal. This Supreme Court precedential ruling calls into direct question the validity of [...]