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Supreme Court rules that inmate over threshold IQ can still be too impaired to execute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a death sentence for a Florida man in a decision that found the state’s method for assessing whether defendants are mentally disabled was unconstitutional. The court ruled on a 5-4 vote, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing…

SEC may force Wall Street to disclose all corporate political donations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering a rule that could stem the tide of shadowy corporate money into political advocacy groups, plugging a hole in campaign finance law blown open by the Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The rule, supported by a…

Supreme Court rules life sentences for some minors is unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven’t killed anyone. By a 5-4 vote Monday, the court says the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release. The court ruled…

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