SCOTUS Tightens Rules on Intellectual Disability, Death Penalty

The Supreme Court rules that the state of Texas cannot rely on a dated definition of intellectual disability in deciding who receives the death penalty. In the opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, “Adjudications of intellectual disability should be ‘informed by the views of medical experts.” Read more

After New York Times Investigation, Bias Suit Filed on Behalf of Disabled Workers

After a story from Dan Barry, a recipient of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, a bias suit has been filed on behalf of a group of disabled men found working in seedy conditions at a South Carolina meat plant. Read more