Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Step to End the ‘R Word’

By Eleanor Goldberg, Huffington Post

A recent Supreme Court ruling may only help a few inmates on death row, but the wording of the decision could have an immeasurable impact on anyone with intellectual disabilities.

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided on May 27 that states can no longer rely on a simple IQ test to determine if an inmate can be put to death or not.

Read more at the Huffington Post

Taking Executions Backward

Why It Matters: With the drug cocktails employed in executions increasingly difficult to come by, some states are preparing to revert to older methods of killing prisoners.

The political journey of capital punishment in America is taking a turn to the past. We’d do better to halt the journey.
Read more at the Mankato Free Press.