Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Victory for psychometrics in Hall v Florida "bright line" (ignoring SEM) SCOTUS decision re Atkins MR/ID death penalty cases
This morning SCOTUS rectified the long standing "bright line" (ignoring SEM) problem with Atkins ID/MR cases in Florida. Click here for background information. Click here for today's decision.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Here is today's transcript for the oral arguements and questioning before the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) re the Hall v Florida Atkins case. To someone who has worked his entire career in intelligence testing, it is very interesting to hear the justices talk about IQ, SEM, etc.
Amicus briefs from APA and AAIDD (and others) have been posted previously at this blog. Prior decisions regarding Hall v Florida are available in the blogroll under Atkins decisions
Monday, December 23, 2013
SCOTUS Hall v Florida Atkins ID update: Petitioners and Amicus Briefs--major focus on IQ "bright line" and SEM
The Hall v Florida petition was filed Dec 16. Today, an Amicus Brief was filed by a number of organizations, led by the American Psychological Association.
Click here for a variety of posts re: Atkins cases in Flordia, which have been problematic due to the Florida "Cherry court" establishment of a "bright line" score of 70, with no consiseration of the standard error of measurement (SEM)