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To the best of my knowledge, there never has been any US law which authorizes killing or executing someone simply because of their low intelligence or mental illness. The arguments have been over cases where people were accused and convicted of serious, even horrific, crimes, but were sufficiently low in intelligence that it was argued that they would not ...


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In the United States, wrongful death is generally a statutory cause of action, rather than a common law tort, so the potential plaintiffs are generally limited to those specifically identified in the relevant statute. In California, for instance, California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60 limits the action to the following plaintiffs: The decedent’s ...


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Osborn may have some argument to innocence under the insanity plea as it is well known that the formula that made him the Green Goblin did cause bouts of insanity (While I don't want to stray away from the origininal incident, William DeFoe's talking to the mask does capture brilliantly the insanity of the character). That said, it's generally understood by ...


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