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intellectual disability

High Court Limits Death Penalty In Cases Of Intellectual Disability

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court put a new and slightly expanded limit on the death penalty Tuesday, ruling that defendants whose IQ scores are near 70 should be spared because of their “intellectual disability.” In a 5-4 decision, the court rejected the “rigid rule” set by Florida and several […]

May 27, 2014

Bachmann’s Silence Is Golden

Steven Miles and Arthur Caplan are my new heroes. They should be yours, too — if you hold the radical opinion that facts matter. Dr. Miles, a University of Minnesota bioethicist, offered $1,000 to charity if Michele Bachmann can prove a link she suggested between vaccinations for human papillomavirus and intellectual disability. Dr. Caplan, director […]

September 21, 2011