The Courts- Supreme Court rules on low IQ defendant

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a Texas death row inmate, LaRoyce Lathair Smith, because jurors in his trial did not consider his learning disability and other evidence. Today’s report from the New York Times.

Supreme Court Rebukes Texas Again Over a Death Sentence
By LINDA GREENHOUSE

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 – The Supreme Court overturned a Texas death sentence on Monday while delivering its latest rebuke to the way the death penalty is being handled by judges in the state, which has executed far more people than any other in the modern era of capital punishment.

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