Entries tagged with “Scott Panetti

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Mar 26, 2015

States Struggle with Determinations of Competency to Be Executed

A recent arti­cle in Mother Jones exam­ines lin­ger­ing ques­tions in the deter­mi­na­tion of which inmates are exempt from exe­cu­tion because of men­tal incom­pe­ten­cy. In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Ford v. Wainwright that a per­son could no…