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Texas Will Execute A Mentally Retarded Man Today Unless The Supreme Court Intervenes

By Ian Millhiser  

"Texas Will Execute A Mentally Retarded Man Today Unless The Supreme Court Intervenes"

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At 6pm CT (7pm ET) today, the state of Texas is scheduled to execute Marvin Wilson, who was diagnosed as mentally retarded by a court-appointed psychologist. Executing the mentally retarded is unconstutional, yet Texas hopes to exploit a loophole in the Supreme Court opinion declaring such executions to be unlawful in order to execute Wilson anyway. Unless the Supreme Court intervenes before the execution takes place, Wilson will die despite what the Constitution has to say about it.

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