A couple of weeks ago, I shared my thoughts on a situation that involved the execution of a young Black child, racial discrimination, and the re-evaluation by a South Carolina court of a 1940's decision. It was the George Junius Stinney, Jr. case, and the motion for a new trial happened to coincide with the MLK Jr. holiday. You can read the original story here.

Now, approximately 10 days later, the prosecutors in the case have filed a document that requests that the court not allow a new trial based on legal precedents that would prevent Stinney's case from being reconsidered. As far as I know, there is still time for Stinney's attorneys to respond, and I look forward to reading their response.