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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Courtroom has sided with a Texas demise row inmate who claims he shouldn’t be executed as a result of he’s intellectually disabled.
The justices on Tuesday reversed a Texas appeals courtroom ruling that held that inmate Bobby James Moore was not intellectually disabled.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated in her majority opinion that Texas’ prime felony appeals courtroom ignored present medical requirements and required use of outdated requirements when it determined Moore isn’t mentally disabled. That ruling eliminated a authorized hurdle to Moore’s execution for the shotgun slaying of a Houston grocery retailer clerk in 1980.
The choice was the second this time period through which the excessive courtroom has dominated for a Texas demise row inmate. In February, the justices stated race improperly tainted inmate Duane Buck’s dying sentence.
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