54) Because the juvenile-onset requirement appears irrelevant under the legal rationale for exempting mentally retarded offenders, a defendant who is functionally identical to a mentally retarded offender but whose impairments did not manifest until adulthood could challenge his death sentence as a denial of equal protection.
What does MRO stand for?
MRO stands for Mentally Retarded Offender (law enforcement)
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We have 102 other meanings of MRO in our Acronym Attic
- Maximum-Random Overlap (meteorology)
- Medical Readiness Officer
- Medical Records Online (King of Prussia, PA)
- Medical Regulating Office(r)
- Medical Review Officer (test result interpretation)
- Medical Review Official
- Melbourne Research Office (University of Melbourne; Melbourne, Australia)
- Memory Readout (US NASA)
- Men's Rights Online (website)
- Mendip Rescue Organisation (UK)
- Message Releasing Officer
- Method Resolution Order (Python programming language)
- Mid-Range Objective
- Midwest Regional Office (Illinois)
- Midwest Reliability Organization (Roseville, MN)
- Military Response Option
- Mini Racing Online (computer game)
- Ministry Records Officer (Canada)
- Mission Radio Operator
- Mobile Repayment Option
Samples in periodicals archive:
Supreme Court decision that executing mentally retarded offenders is unconstitutional provided little guidance on how to implement the ruling.
43) Justice Stevens delivered the Court's opinion, concluding that under the Eighth Amendment, in light of "evolving standards of decency," it would be excessive to punish a mentally retarded offender with a penalty of death.
Juvenile-death-penalty foes find this trend encouraging, since the Supreme Court justified its 2002 ruling against executing mentally retarded offenders by citing bans on that practice in 30 states.
17) Therefore, the death penalty is very unlikely to have any deterrent effect on a mentally retarded offender.
63) He characterized the impairment of a mentally retarded offender as so limiting on their culpability that "the ultimate penalty of death is always and necessarily disproportionate to his or her blameworthiness and hence unconstitutional.
within the world community, the imposition of the death penalty for crimes committed by mentally retarded offenders is overwhelmingly disapproved.
The Virginia Senate unanimously approved a bill last month that would bar executions of mentally retarded offenders convicted of capital crimes.