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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