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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-07-09 09:06 PM
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38.  The Assistant AG and the lead detective don't usually resign
Edited on Wed Jan-07-09 09:07 PM by depakid
although you're right- it's all too common in the United States for defendants to be railroaded and kept in prison despite compelling evidence.

In addition, under current law, it's perfectly constitutional to execute an innocent person, provided that he or she has had all the process that the state says is due. Actual innocence is longer grounds for relief- and when cowardly, unethical sorts like Burris become governors- forget about executive clemency.

See: Herrera v. Collins (the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment does not prohibit the execution of one who is actually innocent and actual inncoence claims are not grounds for federal habeas relief).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrera_v._Collins



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