Supreme Court Weighs the Constitutionality of the Death Penalty for the Intellectually Disabled

The US Federal Machinery of Death
November 28, 2016
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December 29, 2016

Supreme Court Weighs the Constitutionality of the Death Penalty for the Intellectually Disabled

This case involves the question of who is constitutionally eligible for the death penalty. The Supreme Court has held that certain categories of individuals — as relevant here, people with intellectual disabilities — can’t be sentenced to death. The question here is what it means to have an “intellectual disability,” and who decides. To read the full story, click here.

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