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Nation Mar 04Supreme Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution
Supreme Court The Supreme Court indicated Monday that states should look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. Twelve years…
Nation Mar 03Supreme Court considers state IQ guidelines for executions
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.
Politics Jan 13Supreme Court reviews president’s recess appointment power
Under a provision of the Constitution known as the recess appointments clause, the president may make temporary appointments to positions that otherwise require confirmation by the Senate, but only when the Senate is in recess. Now, President Barack Obama and…