Moore v. Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 5-3, that the seven evidentiary factors set out in Ex parte Briseno, 135 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. Crim. App. 2004), for evaluating potential intellectual disability in a capital murder defendant do not comply with the Eighth Amendment because they do not adequately consider the current medical community’s diagnostic standards. Read opinion.