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Madison v. Alabama: An Eighth Amendment Win or A False Sense of Security?
By Marissa Ditkowsky On February 28, 2019, the Supreme Court decided Madison v. Alabama. The Court expanded the previously established tests under Panetti and Ford, holding that executing an individual experiencing dementia who does not comprehend why he is facing execution may violate the Eighth Amendment. On its face, this decision appears to be a…Read More