The Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the case, Madison v Alabama. In short, while on death row the petitioner in this case had vascular dementia and has had several strokes. Cognitively, he does not remember the crime he was convicted for and he does not understand why he is being executed.
The question: Is it cruel and unusual punishment to execute this man?
For the paper portion of this project, you are a Supreme Court Justice. You just heard the oral arguments in this case, and you need to write your opinion.