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Supreme Court Ruling in Scott Panetti Case 'A Much-Needed Step Toward a Humane America,'

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Supreme Court Ruling in Scott Panetti Case 'A Much-Needed Step Toward a Humane America,' Says Amnesty International

Washington, D.C.) -- Amnesty International applauds today's United States Supreme Court ruling in Panetti v. Quarterman, which prevents the execution of a man with severe schizophrenia. "The Supreme Court has taken a much-needed step toward a more humane America," said Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA). "Perhaps now we can recognize that this country's resources would be much better spent improving the mental health system to help ensure that similarly tragic crimes are not committed in the first place."


By Amnesty International, USA.


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