Twelve years ago, the Supreme Court wrote a big loophole into the constitutional rule prohibiting executions of people with intellectual disabilities. A case they will hear today could close that loophole.
After Brown v. Board of Education, many segregationists cited their own faith as justification for official racism. Ross Barnett won Mississippi's governorship in a landslide in 1960 after claiming that “the good Lord was the original segregationist."
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