SCOTUS accepts Bobby Moore's case

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Supreme Court of the United States grants cert in the Moore case.

On Monday, Bobby Moore's case was accepted for Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Many issues were presented, but SCOTUS accepted the one concerning the Texas state standards of assessing Intellectual Disability, which it is argued are in conflict with SCOTUS rulings. Amicus lawyers, caseworkers and US interns have been involved in this case for over 15 years. It is a stark reminder how difficult it is to get a case to this point; "It takes an army!" as a lawyer once told us. Amicus would like to thank everyone who has been involved over the years. Watch this space for updates on the oral arguments.

Press links:

'Supreme Court to Hear Death Penalty Cases', New York Times

'Texas death row inmates' supreme court appeals put racial bias in focus', The Guardian

'Supreme Court will again consider limits on imposing death penalty', The Washington Post

'Supreme Court takes up death penalty cases for next term', CNN

'Supreme Court will hear death penalty case on intellectual disability', USA Today