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US Supreme Court set for death row IQ appeal

A Florida inmate is challenging the US state's use of a rigid IQ number to determine intellectual disability, in a case that spotlights the issue of the mentally ill on death row.

Mar 02, 2014
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Path to supreme court runs through 'judicial monastery'

There was a time when awaiting a decision by the United States Supreme Court actually held some suspense. That ended in 2006, says Professor Garrison Nelson, the first year when all nine justices came from ...

Jan 23, 2014
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Supreme Court lets Texas abortion law stay for now

A third of Texas' abortion clinics will stay closed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in an ongoing legal dispute over a tough new law that Planned Parenthood claims unconstitutionally restricts ...

Nov 20, 2013
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US court rules lesbian egg donor has parent rights

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child, and on Thursday it ordered a lower court to determine custody and visitation rights.

Nov 07, 2013
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