Sunday, January 25, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court wary of the death penalty?

According to the USA Today, during the past year, the U.S. Supreme Court has appeared increasingly wary of the death penalty, for a variety of reasons:
• In May, the justices blocked the execution of a Missouri murderer because his specific medical condition made it likely that he would suffer from a controversial lethal injection.
• Later that month, they ruled 5-4 that Florida must apply a margin of error to IQ tests, making it harder for states to execute those with borderline intellectual disabilities.
• In October, the court stopped the execution of yet another Missouri man over concerns that his lawyers were ineffective and had missed a deadline for an appeal. Last Monday, the justices sent his case back to Missouri for further consideration.
And, this past week the Court has agreed to again review lethal injection
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