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To meet the execution exemption for being mentally retarded, one must assemble the smarts and evidence to prove mental retardation

Jan 28, 2010 To meet the execution exemption for being mentally retarded, one must assemble the smarts and evidence to prove mental retardation

On January 27, 2010, the Fourth Circuit essentially said that to meet the execution exemption for being mentally retarded, one must assemble the smarts and evidence to prove mental retardation. This 2-1 Fourth Circuit opinion sets the bar too high for proving mental retardation to avoid capital punishment. Walker v. Kelly, ___ F.3d ___ (4th Cir., Jan. 27, 2010). Jon Katz

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