Supreme Court hears argument on Texas death penalty disability standard
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Supreme Court hears argument on Texas death penalty disability standard

[By: Steven Wildberger] The US Supreme Court¬†heard arguments Tuesday in Moore v. Texas, a case challenging Texas’ standard for determining whether a person is intellectually disabled and therefore cannot be subject to capital punishment. In 2002 the Supreme Court held in Atkins v. Virginia that the Eighth Amendment’s proscription on cruel and unusual punishment makes…