Entries tagged with “Larry White

Policy Issues

Intellectual Disability

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Juveniles

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Mar 26, 2020

News Brief — Kentucky Supreme Court Issues Opinions in Cases Involving Applicability of Death Penalty Based on Intellectual Disability, Age of Defendants

NEWS (3/​26/​20): Kentucky — The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued deci­sions in two cas­es pre­sent­ing sig­nif­i­cant issues con­cern­ing the applic­a­bil­i­ty of the death penal­ty against defen­dants with intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty or under the age of 21.

Policy Issues

Intellectual Disability

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United States Supreme Court

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Jan 16, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Kentucky Court in Intellectual Disability Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Kentucky state court rul­ing that would have per­mit­ted the Commonwealth to exe­cute death-row pris­on­er Larry Lamont White (pic­tured) with­out an evi­den­tiary hear­ing on his claim that he is intel­lec­tu­al­ly dis­abled. In a one-para­graph order issued on January 15, 2019, the Court grant­ed White’s peti­tion for review, vacat­ed the Kentucky Supreme Courts denial of his death-penal­ty appeal, and direct­ed the state court to recon­sid­er White’s eli­gi­bil­i­ty for cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment in light of the stan­dard for deter­min­ing intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty set forth in the jus­tices’ 2017