The case being argued Monday at the court centers on how authorities determine who is eligible to be put to death, 12 years after the justices prohibited the execution of the mentally disabled.
At a former mental institution cemetery in Faribault, Minn., graves are marked with numbers rather than names. But one disability rights group is working to return dignity back to the forgotten departed. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to remember those who spent their lives on the margins of society. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, 400,000 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders will face clogged commutes this week after more than 2,000 BART employees walked off the job over pay raises and workplace rules. Also, the Supreme Court will hear a case considering how states decide who is mentally fit to face the death penalty. Continue reading