Supreme Court rejects Texas death row inmate's appeal -- but justice notes 'pall of uncertainty' over guilt
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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected death row inmate Rodney Reed’s appeal Monday, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote separately to urge Texas courts to conduct a “full and fair” examination of evidence that raises questions about his guilt.“In my view, there is no escaping the pall of uncertainty over Reed’s conviction. Nor is there any denying the irreversible consequence of setting that uncertainty aside,” Sotomayor wrote in a statement accompanying Monday’s ruling.“Reed has presented a substantial body of evidence that, if true, casts doubt on the veracity and scientific validity of the evidence...

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