November 10, 2014
by Brittany Felder
Mumia Abu-Jamal and supporters filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a recently passed Pennsylvania law that they claim stifles free speech. The law, an amendment to the Crime Victims Act titled "Revictimization relief," states that victims of personal injury crimes can bring civil actions against ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 26, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ordered a new sentencing hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther member who was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The court concluded that the jury sentenced Abu-Jamal to ...[read more]
April 4, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the final appeal by Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former member of the Black Panthers who was convicted of killing a police officer in Philadelphia in 1981. The ruling affirmed an order from the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas which denied Abu-Jamal's claim ...[read more]
December 7, 2011
by Jamie Reese
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced Wednesday that his office will no longer seek the death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal. As a result of the decision, Abu-Jamal will remain in prison for life ending a 30-year sentencing battle after he was convicted of killing police officer ...[read more]
April 26, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday ordered a new sentencing hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former member of the Black Panthers who was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a police officer in Philadelphia in 1981. The three-judge panel concluded that the jury that ...[read more]
January 19, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday issued two per curiam opinions, remanded the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and denied a preliminary injunction to Michigan in a dispute over Asian carp. The Court granted certiorari in Beard v. Abu-Jamal and granted the respondent's motion to proceed in forma pauperi... ...[read more]
April 6, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
The US Supreme Court denied certiorari Monday in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal v. Beard. The Court offered no explanation for their refusal to hear the appeal of journalist and former Black Panther member Mumia Abu-Jamal, sentenced to death for killing a police officer in Philadelphia in 1981. Abu- ...[read more]
March 27, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
Journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted in 1982 of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner after a traffic stop, may escape the death penalty after the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday issued an opinion affirming a federal judge's allowanc... ...[read more]

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