Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Law Review Article: Dr. James Ellis on Hall v Florida (SCOTUS, 2014)--ID is a condition-not a number

Dr. James Ellis has presented a nice summary of the major change in the determination of ID in Atkins cases as a result of the Hall v Florida 2014 SCOTUS decision.  The main point is summarized by the statement that ID is a "condition" and "not a number."  Scientific and professional evidence and clinical judgement must be involved in the determination--no longer can "bright line" IQ cut-off scores be used in isolation.  Click here to read the article.