France's favorite cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal will receive a new hearing on whether he deserves to dance with the Big Needle, but will not receive a new trial. His conviction has been left standing by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. As a practical matter this was Jamal's last go-round with habeas corpus (unless his death sentence is reinstated). The best he can hope for is to rot his way through a life sentence.
While waaaaay back in college and law school, attending "Free Mumia" events was a great way to meet earnest, cat-glasses wearing indie rock chicks, the enthusiasm for Jamal has precipitously declined in recent years, perhaps most people who've studied the case now conclude that, yeah, he is a murderer. Only in Ezra-land does rage spring eternal.
Here's a link to a site maintained by Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Mumia's victim Daniel Faulkner. Though obviously Mrs. Faulkner has an opinion, her site contains meticulous demolitions of every claim that Mumia Abu Jamal is an innocent man.