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  •  An IQ of 61 would seem to meet the (5+ / 0-)
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    marykk, Sue B, m00finsan, rhubarb, skyounkin

    Atkins standard.  The Briseno standard, unique to Texas, can't possibly fly in the Roberts Court:

    The Briseño factors specify, within the universe of inmates with MR, the subset that receive Atkins protection—they identify which claimants have the “level and degree of [MR] at which a consensus of Texas citizens” would prefer the death penalty imposed.

    - Atkins Cert. Petition

    Short version:
    If he's brown enough, he's smart enough to fry

    You don't need to firebomb Dresden to prove that you can fly the plane.

    by SpamNunn on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:32:30 PM PDT

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