Tennessee intends to Execute a Man with Mental Illness

The weakness of SCOTUS’s ineffective precedent and inaction: https://theintercept.com/2018/07/15/death-penalty-mental-illness/

FILE - In this Aug 16, 2010, file photo, Billy Ray Irick, who is on death row for raping and killing a 7-year-old girl in 1985, appears in a Knoxville, Tenn., courtroom. The state Supreme Court on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, ruled that Irick's execution scheduled for Oct. 7 should be put on hold while a challenge to the state's lethal injection and electrocution procedures works its way through the courts. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick, File)

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