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.