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 examines a recent case of Texas public high school cheerleaders who claim free speech allows them to use religious statements at football games.
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 explains why Texas might face a tough road if it appeals its Voter ID decision to the Supreme Court.