Ga. Inmates Claiming Mental Ills Lose In Court

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http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/1003/08deathpenalty.html At least 10 Georgia death row inmates who say they are mentally retarded have lost a critical appeal. The state supreme court, by a 4 to 3 vote, upheld a 1988 law requiring death penalty defendants who claim mental retardation to prove beyond a reasonable doubt — the highest standard possible — that they
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