Professor Winkler Comments on Supreme Court Striking Down Florida Death Penalty Rule

May 29, 2014 – Professor Adam Winkler commented on the Supreme Court ruling that states cannot deem convicts mentally fit for execution based on an IQ test score alone. His comments appear in an MSNBC article.

“This case continues a long line of Kennedy opinions establishing boundaries on the death penalty,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA School of Law.“While he often prefers states rights to federal power, he is foremost a believer in the Constitution’s limits on all government power to deny people basic dignity. Dignity is a principle he’s referred to repeatedly, in both the gay rights and death penalty contexts.”

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