Hank Skinner Victory: US Supreme Court Rules Civil Rights Law Can Be Used in Death Row DNA Testing

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Move over, habeas corpus. The United States Supreme Court has ruled (read the full opinion here) that Texas Death Row inmate Hank Skinner can indeed pursue a civil lawsuit brought under federal civil rights law as he tries to get certain evidence tested for DNA now, long after his criminal trial where he was found guilty and sentenced to death.

For details on Hank Skinner’s underlying criminal conviction, please read our prior post giving the details as well as checking out the post where Skinner is on video, discussing his situation.

Please see full article below for more information.

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Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Criminal Law Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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