Dispatches from the Creation Wars

As Balko notes, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert for an appeal by Hank Skinner, a Texas death row inmate who may well be innocent. There is untested DNA evidence in the case that he wants tested. The Supreme Court has already ruled that there is no constitutional right to have DNA tested once someone is convicted, but let’s hope they find cause in his case to order the testing — whether it proves him guilty or innocent, it will at least ensure that justice was not blind to evidence.