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Supreme Court to hear Texas death penalty case on intellectual disability

It’s unconstitutional to execute people with intellectual disabilities, that much the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear. But things get fuzzy when individual states try to legally determine “intellectual disability,” and that ambiguity is leading Texas to its latest hearing before the high court. The eight justices recently heard arguments surrounding Texas’ method of determining the condition, ultimately deciding if the state’s approach fits […]