politics of the united states The following cases present situations in which the death penalty is called into question.
Daryl Atkins and an accomplice abducted Eric Nesbitt, robbed him, and drove him to an ATM, where security cameras recorded them forcing him to withdraw more cash. They then took Nesbitt to an isolated location and shot him eight times. Atkins had a history of felony convictions. Both he and his accomplice were convicted of the killing in a Virginia state court.
During the penalty phase of the trial, Atkins's lawyer presented evidence from a psychologist showing that Atkins had a mild intellectual disability. The jury imposed the death penalty and the Virginia Supreme Court upheld the sentence. The case was then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue was whether it is a violation of the Eighth Amendment's cruel and unusual punishment clause to impose the death penalty on a person with a mild intellectual disability.
In September $1993$, Christopher Simmons broke into the suburban St. Louis, Missouri, home of Shirley Crook with the intention to rob and possibly kill her. Simmons and a friend bound the victim's hands and feet with duct tape and drove her to a nearby state park. At the park, Simmons pushed Crook off a bridge and into the Meramec River, where she drowned. Simmons was $17$ years old at the time of the murder. Before the crime, he had told several friends about his plan to burglarize a home and kill the occupants, noting that they could do it and "get away with it"-or not be charged with and punished for it-because they were juveniles.
Simmons and his friend were arrested the following day, and Simmons confessed on videotape at the police station. He was found guilty, and his initial appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court resulted in his conviction being affirmed. Several years later, the state supreme court reconsidered the case, concluding that a national consensus opposed execution of juvenile offenders. As a result, the state supreme court reversed Simmons' sentence of death. The state then appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
How should each of these cases be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court? Give reasons for your answer. algebra The data in the table show the average earnings of year-round full-time workers by gender for several different levels of educational attainment.
Average Annual Earnings
| Males | Females |
| :---: | :---: |
| $21,659 |$17,023 |
| 26,277 | 19,162 |
| 35,725 | 26,029 |
| 41,875 | 30,816 |
| 44,404 | 33,481 |
| 57,220 | 41,681 |
| 71,530 | 51,316 |
| 82,401 | 68,875 |
(a) Use linear regression to find the linear equation that is the best for these data, with $x$ representing the earnings for males and $y$ representing the earnings for females.
(b) Find and interpret the slope of the linear regression line.
(c) If you made a similar linear model with data from 1965 , how do you think its slope would compare with the slope found in part (b)? Explain. 15th EditionDouglas A. Lind, Samuel A. Wathen, William G. Marchal 1st EditionAlexander Holmes, Barbara Illowsky, Susan Dean 1st EditionDavid Besanko, Mark Shanley, Scott Schaefer 8th EditionN. Gregory Mankiw