Hall v. Florida Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hall v. Florida, a case testing the limits of the Court’s ban on executing the… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hall v. Florida, a case testing the limits of the Court’s ban on executing the intellectually disabled. The issue rested on how states defined intellectual disability when using IQ tests. Florida uses an IQ cutoff of 70 for determining intellectual disability. 

In 2002 the Supreme Court ruled that executing those who are “mentally retarded” is “cruel and unusual punishment” under the 8th Amendment. The Court decided to leave it to states to determine the criteria for meeting this standard. close

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Hall v. Florida Oral Argument

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Program ID:
318105-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 7, 2014
Last Aired:
May 27, 2014

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  • Mar 07, 2014 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • May 27, 2014 | 7:10pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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