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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Death Penalty Cases

Posted Jun 9, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed  to hear Moore v. Texas, a case involving the standard used in Texas to determine whether a death row inmate is too intellectually disabled to be executed, and Buck v. Stephens, a case where a death sentence may have been influenced by a racist comment made by an expert witness.  Read an overview of the issues involved in SCOTUSblog.  Read articles in the New York Times and Washington Post.