The Ford V. Wainwright Case

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Register to read the introduction… He would say things like he helped foil a “KKK” plot but yet he was still arrested (Invigorated mind). Ford was tested for his mental capacity. The judge assigned to the case assigned three different psychiatrists to test Ford. When the first three psychiatrists test him, they indicated that Ford was insane. Many psychiatrists were appointed to test Ford some spoke saying he was insane while the others said different. Dr. Amin concluded in 1983 that Ford suffered a severe uncontrollable mental disease which closely resemble paranoid (Justia). Ford told Dr. Kaufman, “I know there is some sort of death penalty, however I’m free to go whenever I want because it would be illegal and the executioner would be executed” (Justia). Each doctor filed a report, to which the statue delegates the ultimate …show more content…
wainwright clearly shows that it was not a fair fight, decision, and case. This case should have been properly handled and dealt with. . The court found that such willpower could not be absent exclusively to the executive branch, as was done via the Florida Statute letting the Governor Graham to sign Ford's death warrant only on reference by an chosen board of psychiatrists. There is no good explanation to why this case did not get its fair rights; ford was supposed to get a fair hearing but the court decided that they didn’t want to hear it. Even when moved to a higher court system his case continued to not get properly handled. The people of the court felt his side didn’t need to be defended or fought for properly. This case should have been fought the right way so that the outcome could have been different or even if they still decided to execute him it would have been done properly and there would be a fare case at the end of the day but the court decided to take everything into their hands and not follow the rules because they had the power to do

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