In 1986, the Supreme Court forbid the execution of an individual convicted of murder, if that person was mentally incompetent at the time of the scheduled execution. An evolving case in Florida has brought that decision back into the headlines.
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Lyle Denniston looks at the core constitutional question of how far states may go to require proof of citizenship
Lyle Denniston looks at claims by political followers that their candidates best exemplify the spirit of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Lyle Denniston looks at the legal issues of allowing voters to go to the polls in early voting, days before Election Day, as a convenience.
Lyle Denniston looks at the prospect of potential state anti-abortion amendments passing Constitutional muster in a Supreme Court ruling.