The Supreme Court added another high-profile case to an already busy term on Monday, when the Justices agreed to hear a Florida case about capital punishment and the mentally disabled.
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Bradley Manning’s request for hormone therapy is likely to start another legal battle for the convicted WikiLeaks suspect, who now wants to be called Chelsea Manning; also, we look at the debate about a constitutional right to an education.
The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, is indicted in the killing of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto; state courts may be going against the Supreme Court’s rulings in how they sentence juveniles; and a new dog for the White House.
Next Wednesday, the state of Pennsylvania is scheduled to a man convicted of first degree murder. At its heart, the case is about the function of clemency in the American prison system and a debate that goes back to the Colonial era.
Of all the compelling evidence of innocence in this case, the most important and least known is the existence of a fourth person at the crime scene.