Supreme Court denies justice to Mumia

By: the CEDP

On April 6, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Mumia, denying him a new trial based on his claim of racial discrimination in jury selection.

In his 1982 trial, 10 qualified Blacks were kept off Mumia's jury by challenges made by the prosecutors--clearly a violation of the Batson rule, which says that racial discrimination in jury selection is grounds for a new trial.

The courts have yet to decide on a separate appeal that will determine whether Mumia will be granted a resentencing hearing. If he is, Mumia will be either re-sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole.

This latest decision by the courts is yet another legal outrage. Activists are strategizing on building the fight for Mumia. For more information and to get involved, go to and the CEDP Web Site at