SB 226 is a new bill being considered by the 84th Texas Legislature regarding the appropriateness of the death penalty for persons with intellectual disability. Before we discuss the details of the proposed bill, we will briefly review the history of the death penalty in the US and how it currently functions in 2015. 904 more words
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Do people of diminished intellectual capacity have the ability to be give consent within the confines of a sexual relationship? Asks Sarah O’Brien.
In a 2002 landmark case, the U.S Supreme court ruled that executing intellectually challenged people was ‘unconstitutional’. 477 more words
‘Date: February 13, 2015
Summary: X-linked intellectual disability is a disorder that predominantly affects men and can have highly variable clinical manifestations. 47 more words