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Shoop v. Hill, 18–56

Held that an Ohio death row inmate should not have been granted habeas relief. His claim that he had an intellectual disability that constitutionally barred him from being executed should have been evaluated based solely on Supreme Court holdings that were clearly established at the relevant time. Because the Sixth Circuit improperly relied on a subsequently decided case, Moore v. Texas (2017) in assessing the intellectual disability issue, the High Court vacated the habeas ruling and remanded in a per curiam opinion.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/01/07


  • Per Curiam


  • United States Supreme Court