Supreme Court: Texas Used Improper Mental Disability Standards for Death Penalty Eligibility

Hot legal news! One of the tenets of our current capital punishment scheme is that subjecting mentally disabled defendants to the death penalty violates the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the Eighth Amendment. The question then becomes, however, how do we decide if someone is mentally disabled, and just how mentally impaired…… FindLaw News – Top Stories


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