SCOTUS will hear arguments today in an Alabama capital punishment (Wood v Allen) case involving Atkins issues. The Wood challenge is based on the argument that his defense counsel failed to investigation and develop evidence for the penalty phase of his trial based on evidence of mental retardation. A preview of the SCOTUS argument can be found at the ACSblog.
Will provide updates as I can.
The ACLU filed an Amicus Brief in Wood v Allen (click here to view)
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