Moore v. Texas Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' criteria for determining if an intellectually disabled person can be… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' criteria for determining if an intellectually disabled person can be sentenced to death. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that executing a “mentally retarded” person violated the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.

In 1980 Bobby Moore was convicted and sentenced to death for shooting and killing a Houston store clerk in a robbery. After numerous court proceedings, a lower court judge ruled Mr. Moore intellectually disabled and ineligible for the death penalty. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the ruling, citing the lower court judge’s use of current medical standards in defining intellectual disability, not the 1992 standards set by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

On March 28, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that Texas used outdated medical guidelines in determining if an intellectually disabled person can be sentenced to death. close

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Moore v. Texas Oral Argument

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Program ID:
418887-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 05, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 29, 2017 | 3:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Dec 05, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 06, 2016 | 1:44am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 23, 2016 | 6:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 28, 2016 | 11:47am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 29, 2016 | 4:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 28, 2017 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 29, 2017 | 5:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 29, 2017 | 3:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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