Hall v. Florida Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hall v. Florida, docket number 12-10882, a case testing the limits of the court’s ban on executing the intellectually… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hall v. Florida, docket number 12-10882, 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. The court was to decide whether the cutoff was so rigid that it was unconstitutional.

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

The court on May 27, 2014, held that a bright-line IQ threshold requirement for determining whether someone has an intellectual disability (formerly known as "mental retardation") is unconstitutional in deciding whether they are eligible for the death penalty. 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 07, 2014 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 17, 2014 | 3:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 07, 2014 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 07, 2014 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 2014 | 12:52am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 2014 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 10, 2014 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 10, 2014 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 2014 | 3:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2014 | 7:10pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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