The Supreme Court justices have jurisdiction over various regions of the country when it comes to injunctions, particularly when it comes to stays of execution. In the case of Marvin Wilson, the mentally retarded man with an IQ of 61 and an intelligence level of a 6 year-old, set to die today in Texas in conjunction with a murder conviction, that appeal had to go through none other than Justice Antonin Scalia.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 7, 2012 4:54 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:15 am|
Staying with my Texas theme this morning, the state is about to execute a mentally retarded man today, despite a Supreme Court prohibition on the practice which they managed to get around, by finding a man with the intellect of a six year old was eligible for the death penalty.