Supreme Court Declines to Hear Rushing Appeal

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition from a Meridian man, who wanted a new trial on claims that a woman recanted her testimony that he raped her.

The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld a Mississippi federal court decision in 2008 in which James Rushing, Jr., was denied a certificate of appealability.

In COAs, an inmate argues that he has found new evidence, or a possible constitutional issue, that could persuade a court to order a new trial.

Rushing was denied a similar petition by the Mississippi courts in 2003 and 2004.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Lauderdale on Oct 13, 2009 at 08:41 PM
    He is a registered sex offender and his whereabouts need to be constantly monitored. I'm glad his appeal was denied--AGAIN.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lauderdale on Oct 13, 2009 at 08:37 PM
    James Rushing, Jr. is not named "Devil Catcher" for no reason. He needs to be held accountable for EVERY crooked and illegal act he has committed against the women of Lauderdale county!!
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