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  •  Whether you accept it or not, (4+ / 0-)
    The execution of mentally retarded defendants violates the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
    Atkins V. Virginia. It's illegal and unconstitutional to execute him when on THREE SEPARATE TESTS he was proven to be mentally retarded.

    It isn't okay to tell the Supreme Court to fuck themselves and do what you want anyway. We have the system we have for a reason, to put constraints on various parts of government.

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