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U.S. Supreme Court Changes Terminology

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the term "mental retardation" is no longer appropriate. "Intellectual disability" is now the accepted term.

The shift came in Hall v. Florida, in which the Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down the state's method for determining whether to execute a death row inmate claiming intellectual disability.

In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: "Previous opinions of this court have employed the term 'mental retardation.' This opinion uses the term 'intellectual disability' to describe the identical phenomenon." 

Kennedy went on to point out that the "change in terminology is approved and used in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, one of the basic texts used by pysychiatrists and other experts."

In the dissent, Justice Samuel Alito Jr. also used the updated term.




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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

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