350 Retarded On Death Row May Avoid Execution

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/29/magazine/29RETARDED.html One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court prohibited executing mentally retarded convicts. The New York Times, in an extensive review of what has happened since the ruling, says that "It has not, as some of its critics predicted, unleashed a flood of farfetched claims. It has not produced flagrant cases of malingering, since in fact it is almost impossible to successfully fake mental retardation, the diagnosis of which involves not only I.Q. scores but . . .

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