Supreme Court lets Mumia Abu-Jamal's conviction stand

By Bill Mears
CNN Supreme Court Producer

  • Story Highlights
  • Justices still to consider prosecutor's appeal on sentencing issue
  • Appeals court overturned Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence last year
  • The former radio host is an outspoken critic of the justice system
  • His Web site claims singer Harry Belafonte, NAACP as supporters

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has let stand the conviction of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sent to death row . . . . . 28 years ago.

MUmia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

He contends blacks were unfairly excluded from the jury, and has been an outspoken activist from behind bars.