Davis Hearing Could Start in November


Chief U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore issued a three-page order Wednesday directing attorneys in the Troy Anthony Davis case to give their opinions as to whether a “free standing actual innocence claim” is recognized in the U.S. Constitution.

The AJC reported Thursday that Judge Moore, in his order, said he is following instructions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 17 when it ordered an evidentiary hearing on Davis’ innocence claims.

Moore, who has been assigned to preside over the hearing, gave state attorneys 45 days to submit their opinion and gave Davis’ attorneys an additional 45 days to respond. This means the hearing would begin no earlier than November.

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