The Supreme Court should block the execution of a Texas man with intellectual disability—again, a Los Angeles Times op-ed by Timothy Shriver.
A Texas man with an intellectual disability is still on death row even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, because of his disability, it is unlawful for him to receive a death penalty sentence. In an op-ed published today in the Los Angeles Times, Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics board chair, called on the Supreme Court to uphold its initial ruling after Bobby Moore finds himself facing execution once again.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has determined, erroneously, that Moore can be executed. The court’s reasoning: Because of the things he can do, Moore must not have intellectual disability.
SCOTUS must do right by Bobby Moore & reinforce their 2017 ruling that Texas Court of Criminal Appeals use medical standards, rather than their own stereotypes about people w/ intellectual disabilities! Their pervasive stereotypes are life or death! https://t.co/to9PQBjC69— Tim Shriver (@TimShriver) November 19, 2018