By David G. Savage
9:58 AM PDT, October 21, 2013
The justices in 2002 struck down imposing the death penalty for murderers who are mentally disabled, ruling this was cruel and unusual punishment. However, the court did not set a clear standard for mental disability and left the states some leeway in the matter.
Now, the court will decide whether states may rely entirely on a single IQ test.
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