Supreme Court explores reliance on IQ test to rule out mental disability for death row inmates

  • by: MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 2, 2014 - 7:55 AM

WASHINGTON — A Floridian with an IQ as high as 75 may be diagnosed as mentally disabled and be eligible for help getting a job. But on death row, the state says having an IQ higher than 70 categorically means an inmate is not mentally disabled and may be executed.

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