Via Think Progress, we learn that yesterday, Justice Antonin Scalia, who has a lifetime appoint to the Supreme Court, stated, in reference to the court's decision to consider a claim of innocence in the murder case against Troy Anthony Davis, who has been on death row for almost 20 years, despite the fact that seven of the witnesses against him have recanted their testimony (and other individuals have implicated the prosecution’s key witness against Davis as the shooter):
This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is “actually” innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged “actual innocence” is constitutionally cognizable.
Supreme Court. Lifetime appointment.

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