Court throws out ruling favorable to Abu-Jamal

Convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia's City Hall after a hearing July 12, 1995. (AP Photo)

January 19, 2010 9:56:29 AM PST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in the 1980s in a racially tinged case that has made the former Black Panther an international cause celebre.