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US Supreme Court allows execution of Texas inmate
AP via Google News ^ | August 7, 2012 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK

Posted on 08/07/2012 4:29:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Tuesday evening execution of a Texas death row inmate whose lawyers say should be ineligible for the death penalty because of his low IQ.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; deathrow; execution; iq; ruling; scotus

1 posted on 08/07/2012 4:29:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Here's his web page. He doesn't seem very retarded to me:

http://www.deathrow-usa.us/marvin_wilson.html

2 posted on 08/07/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Daddy used to say that you don't have to be smart to be good.

/johnny

3 posted on 08/07/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Unfortunately, Orrin Hatch will be the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which could change the rules for the federal courts to streamline death penalty cases. And it’s highly unlikely that he will do it.

Just by making a few changes, there could be an effective five year limit on state conviction to execution, if a particular state was expeditious in its legal process. For example:

Require that all state death penalty appeals move to the head of the federal docket for consideration, with limited delays.

Limit mid-appeal court extensions requested by attorneys.
That is, “I want to wax my cat. Can you delay the next hearing for six months?”

Limit federal judges to appeals based on trial court error of malfeasance. Not the method or means of execution, or extraneous evidence, like statistics from other death penalty cases. A state should be assumed competent to execute a condemned prisoner without being micromanaged.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 4:43:42 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The classic rule under the English Common Law is “Does the condemned have the mental ability to understand he is to be executed, that he be able to make his peace with his Maker?”

If the answer is “Yes”, he is eligible to be executed.

Ricky Ray Rector, executed in Arkansas under then-Governor Clinton, did not meet that criteria, and should not have been executed.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Traitor Roberts is back from his Greek summer vacation with his boyfriend?


6 posted on 08/07/2012 4:47:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

His pic makes him look normal.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 4:48:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
ineligible for the death penalty because of his low IQ.

That would exempt all Obama supporters from the git-go!

8 posted on 08/07/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
'Tater Salad says, "In Texas we have the death penalty, and we *use* it!"


9 posted on 08/07/2012 4:49:50 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

He wasn’t too dumb to murder someone and then try to get away with it.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 4:50:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wilson will be the seventh person executed by lethal injection in Texas this year. At least nine other prisoners in the nation's most active death penalty state have execution dates in the coming months, including one later this month.

An admirable record.

On the other hand nearly twenty years on death row is a bit too long.

11 posted on 08/07/2012 4:50:53 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder if he will vote in Nov.?


12 posted on 08/07/2012 4:55:50 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: DuncanWaring

If he is smart enough to kill he is smart enough to execute.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Pontiac

6 months is too long.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 4:57:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Pontiac

Scheduled Executions

Scheduled Execution Last Name First Name TDCJ Number Date of Birth Race Date Received County
08/07/2012 Wilson Marvin 999098 01/05/1958 B 05/09/1994 Jefferson
08/22/2012 Balentine John 999315 01/30/1969 B 06/11/1999 Potter
09/20/2012 Harris Robert 999364 02/28/1972 B 10/06/2000 Dallas
09/25/2012 Foster Cleve 999470 10/24/1963 W 03/01/2004 Tarrant
10/18/2012 Haynes Anthony 999330 01/22/1979 B 11/03/1999 Harris
11/08/2012 Swain Mario 999475 02/28/1979 B 04/08/2004 Gregg
11/14/2012 Hernandez Ramon 999431 11/8/1971 H 10/21/2002 Bexar
11/15/2012 Hughes Preston 939 12/24/1965 B 05/17/1989 Harris

Last updated July 31, 2012

15 posted on 08/07/2012 4:58:14 PM PDT by deport
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To: twister881
"If you come to Texas and kill someone, we will kill you back".

Tater Salad

16 posted on 08/07/2012 5:01:00 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I just never understand the idea of “extenuating circumstances”. Young, old, sick, smart, or stupid — if you do the crime, you should pay the penalty. I don’t want to hear a sob story. I don’t care if you were abused as a child or were just about to “turn your life around”. I want justice for the real victims. And the perp is not the victim.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 5:01:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Low IQ? Give him extra points based on Affirmative Action, and his IQ will be within normal range. Hey, they do it for Civil Service tests.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 5:01:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: twister881

More Tater Salad ...

“Some states are trying to do away with the death penalty. In Texas we put in an express lane.”


19 posted on 08/07/2012 5:09:48 PM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republcan Party, it left me.)
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To: gogeo

I only have one problem with the death penalty in those states that have the electric chair . . . problem is, they do not have “bleacher” seats!!!!!


20 posted on 08/07/2012 5:17:32 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
NEXT!
21 posted on 08/07/2012 5:32:08 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These days having a low IQ doesn’t disqualify people from anything, including super-stardom and holding public office.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 5:35:50 PM PDT by Spok
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To: twister881
'Tater Salad says, "In Texas we have the death penalty, and we *use* it!"

The "Tater" also says "if you come to Texas and kill someone we will kill you back.That's our policy!"

23 posted on 08/07/2012 5:39:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: DuncanWaring

Rector knew what he was doing when he killed. That’s good enough for me.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 6:14:31 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hooooo-AHHHHHH! Dance with the Devil you murdering son of a bitch. You can have the IQ of a turnip and still take a needle. If you're smart (or dumb) enough to kill in Texas... WE WILL put you down like the dog you are.

Rot in HELL! Too bad your lawyers couldn't join you.

25 posted on 08/07/2012 6:29:59 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: PLMerite

Then he lobotomized himself; when the time came for his execution, he had no idea what was going on - no meaningful opportunity to repent of his sins.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 6:52:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The house and senate rules of Seniority are actually a major source of the corruption and incumbency problem.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 7:13:50 PM PDT by Monorprise
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