Sunday, September 27, 2020

Atkins intellectual disability court decisions: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reverses decisions on two Atkins cases - Webster and Guevara


Twice in the past few weeks, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed adverse prior decisions regarding Atkins intellectual disability death penalty decisions.

Click here for Webster (2020)

Click here for Guevara (2020)

Prior documents and decisions related to these two cases can be found in the court decisions blog roll on the right-hand side of this blog. 


Friday, September 18, 2020

Juan Lizcano's Texas death sentence tossed due to intellectual disability | The Texas Tribune

Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist
Director, Institute for Applied Psychometrics

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

CA legislature changes definition of ID to not allow Heaton or demographically-adjusted IQ test norms.

The California Legislature has changed the definition of ID  to be less racially biased.  In particular, it now bans the use of  demographically adjusted or "Heaton" norms.    See story here...where a link is provided to download the PDF.