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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Supreme Court Rejects Florida’s Death-Penalty IQ Cutoff

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Florida’s strict IQ cutoff for determining a convicted criminal’s eligibility for the death penalty. In a 5-4 ruling that affects other states as well, the court concluded that Florida’s rigid IQ threshold of 70 “disregards established medical practice” and […]

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