U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Scott Panetti!

Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of severely mentally ill death row inmate Scott Panetti and has blocked his execution. The court questioned the value of executing a person who does not comprehend why he is being put to death. You can find the opinion (written by Justice Kennedy) at

You can find more information about Scott Panetti and watch a short documentary about his case on the Texas Defender Service (TDS) website: Congratulations to Andrea Keilan and everyone at TDS on this important ruling.