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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether Texas’s standard for determining if a capital defendant meets the second prong of the definition of intellectual disability (“deficits in adaptive functioning”) violates the Eighth Amendment in light of Atkins v. Virginia and Hall v. Florida.

Recommended Citation: John Ehrett, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 9, 2015, 11:00 PM),