The most unusual fact of the Davis case was that, for the first time in nearly a half-century, the Supreme Court itself explicitly ordered a federal judge to go over the evidence to test Davis’s claim that he did not commit the crime that occurred in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant and bus station in Savannah on the night of August 19, 1989.
That judge wound up ruling that Davis “is not innocent.” Because of what that judge and the Eleventh Circuit Court had done later in the case, Davis’s last hope was in the Supreme Court itself. But, after examining at one Conference the complex array of maneuvers his lawyers had attempted, the Justices simply rejected all of them.
Not a single Justice dissented from the Supremes' ruling.
We last encountered Mr. Davis when he was trying his luck getting that District Court hearing, while getting useful tools on the political and religious left (alas, even some who claim to be orthodox Catholic apologists) to carry water for him.
Finally, there may be justice carried out for Officer Mark McPhail and his family.