The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from the journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. On Monday, the court rejected without comment Abu-Jamalâ€™s bid to overturn his conviction for the 1981 killing of a white police officer following a controversial trial before a predominantly white jury. Abu-Jamal contends the case was marred with racial bias, including the deliberate exclusion of blacks from the jury. â€œIt shows you that precedent means nothing, that the law is politics by other means,â€ Abu-Jamal said in response to the ruling. [includes rush transcript]moreless
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