Supreme Interpreters

IQ Test: The Court's Opinion

The U.S. Supreme Court had already interpreted “cruel and unusual punishment” to include executing a person with an intellectual disability. Was Florida’s 70-point cutoff too harsh?

Follow the link. Read the part that says "Holding."

Response Question: 
  • What was the “unacceptable risk” that Florida’s law caused?
  • The Court’s written opinion said, “Intellectual disability is a condition, not a number.” What do you think the Court was trying to say to Florida?
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