Language Mistake in Georgia Death Penalty Law Creates a Daunting Hurdle

The Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a challenge to the law, which requires that defendants in capital cases who are intellectually disabled prove it “beyond a reasonable doubt” — a phrase that was inserted in error.,The Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a challenge to the law, which requires that defendants in capital cases who are intellectually disabled prove it “beyond a reasonable doubt” — a phrase that was inserted in error.

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