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Supreme Court to grapple with mental disability and the death penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to clarify the legal standard of mental disability in regard to death penalty cases. The case to be heard involves a Florida man convicted of murder who scored one point above the cut-off on an IQ test, landing him on death row. Justices will decide whether states can rely entirely on a single IQ test when determining mental disability. Read more.