Judge Yohn rejects deposition of Arnold Beverly,
citing the Effective Death Penalty Act

In a ruling dated July 19, Judge William H. Yohn adopted the position of the state's attorney in rejecting Mumia's request to depose Arnold Beverly. Beverly had summitted a sworn statement that he, not Mumia, was the killer of Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Judge Yohn's ruling is a textbook example of how the Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 to set up to block all avenues of appeal by the wrongfully convicted. Further, Judge Yohn goes out of his way to instruct the Pennsylvania state courts that they should likewise reject consideration of the Beverly affidavit

Full text of the ruling is available in PDF format

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