TOO DUMB TO DINE?
Supremes send shockwaves throughout the culinary world. Killers start work on their Rain Man act.
By a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court has outlawed execution of the mentally retarded. Since then reams of fishwrap have been spent disecting the decision. DME will attempt to save you a few hours of your life with our...."Retarded Roundup!"
The Supreme Court abolished the execution of mentally retarded offenders, imposing one of the most significant restrictions on who can be given the death penalty since the court permitted states to resume capital punishment in 1976.
By 6 to 3, the court held that a recent wave of statutes banning the practice in 18 of 38 death-penalty states showed that a national consensus against it had formed, a consensus strong enough to warrant classifying all death sentences for the mentally retarded as "cruel and unusual punishment" prohibited by the Constitution.