Scott Panetti & Rational understanding


“The Supreme Court added a provision mandating that an inmate have a rational understanding of why he was being put to death in 2007 under a previous appeal from Panetti.”

I suggest the Supreme Court demonstrate some rationality in it’s decisions!


“We STAY the execution pending further order of the court to allow us to fully consider the late arriving and complex legal questions at issue in this matter.”

I suggest there is nothing complex here : Panneti is obviously suffering and has always suffered from severe schizophrenia, a severe mental illness. Civilised countries do not hold people with severe mental illness to be criminal.

I can relate personally to this situation, as I had an older brother who developed severe paranoid schizophrenia. As a child I once had to intervene to prevent (distract) my brother from killing my father.

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