National Call for action, Stop the execution of a mentally retarded man Warren Lee Hill on Monday, July 23, 2012

National Call for action, Stop the execution of a mentally retarded man Warren Lee Hill on Monday, July 23, 2012

by Mark A. Clementson Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 9:03pm ·

National Call for action:

The United States Constitution prohibits executing the mentally ill. However on Monday, July 23, 2012, the State of Georgia schedules to execute Warren Lee Hill who received the death penalty after killing his cellmate.* I am requesting that all e-mail your news editor’s or News Directors, call national news agencies and voice your outrage. The Supreme court has stated that executing the mentally ill is “Constitutionally cruel”


In June, 2002, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the opinion which was joined by Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.


"We are not persuaded that the execution of mentally retarded criminals will measurably advance the deterrent or the retributive purpose of the death penalty," the Court said.


The ruling doesn't address the constitutionality of capital punishment in general, and marked a reversal for the high court.

The majority cited a growing national consensus on the issue since the high court ruled in 1989 that such executions may be unacceptable. In the past 13 years the number of states that do not allow the execution of mentally retarded death row prisoners has grown from two to 18.


"It is fair to say that a national consensus has developed against it," Stevens wrote.


In a blistering dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia scoffed at what he called "the 47 percent consensus." He said the 18 states represent less than half of the 38 states that permit capital punishment in any case.


"If one is to say as the court does today that ALL executions of the mentally retarded are so morally repugnant as to violate our national standards of decency, surely the consensus it points to must be one that has set its righteous face against ALL such executions," Scalia wrote.


Monday, June 23, 2012, 9:00AM your time, write and call national news media and voice your outage against this scheduled execution.



Mark A. Clements,

Campaign to End the Death Penalty/Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression

CEDP/Board member



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