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Recently, the most ludicrous decision to date was handed down by our Supreme Court. The Innocence Project took William Osborne’s appeal before this exalted court on June 18, 2009. Osborne, was convicted in 1993 by an Alaskan court for a rape he denies committing. Since 1993, he has been fighting for his right to prove his innocence through DNA testing.
In their ruling, the Supreme Court declared that state courts and legislatures should decide on DNA requests. Their final decision was a huge blunder and one, which leaves Osborne treading the same challenging waters he has for the past 16 years. Inmates should never be deprived of DNA testing when proof of his or her innocence is in question. DNA testing is a right that belongs to everyone.
In passing down their final decision (by a 5-4 ruling), they stated that, “The finality of a conviction is more important than making sure the right person was convicted.” This attitude concerning innocence should scare the hell out of everyone! In my opinion, the justice’s reasoning for this decision is a disgrace to the position they hold…
If you would like to sign a petition supporting DNA testing, follow this link.