Supreme Court to Consider Death Penalty for Elderly Inmates

March 5, 2018

The New York Times (3/5, Liptak, Subscription Publication, 13.35M) reports that the nation’s death rows “are starting to look like geriatric wards” with “condemned inmates...more likely to die of natural causes than to be executed.” Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Alabama inmate Vernon Madison,” a 67-year-old man who suffers from dementia and cannot remember the crime that sent him to death row.” With the case, the Times says the court, “which has barred the execution of juvenile offenders and the intellectually disabled, is now turning its attention to old people.”

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