Now he wants his conviction overturned and is seeking a new trial.
And he has remained steadfast in his conviction that the Great Depression was caused by inaction by the Fed.
Hekmati was sentenced to death in January of this year, but months later, a judge tossed out the conviction and ordered a retrial.
mid-15c., "the proving of guilt," from Late Latin convictionem (nominative convictio) "proof, refutation," noun of action from past participle stem of convincere (see convince). Meaning "mental state of being convinced" is from 1690s; that of "firm belief, a belief held as proven" is from 1841.