Number of the Day

14: The number of years John Thompson spent on death row, coming within weeks of being executed, for a crime he did not commit before he was exonerated after evidence of prosecutorial misconduct.

In yet another garbage decision, the Supreme Court has overturned the civil jury verdict that awarded Thompson $14 million in damages, because evidence of the prosecutors' misconduct, including hiding a blood test and concealing witnesses that would have proved Thompson's innocence, did not prove "deliberate indifference."

Okay, players.

As per usual, the decision was 5-4, with Justice Clarence Thomas delivering the decision for the conservatives and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivering the dissent for the progressives.

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