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A Tale of Two (and Possibly Three) Atkins: Intellectual Disability and Capital Punishment Twelve Years after The Supreme Court\u27s Creation of a Categorical Bar

By John H. Blume, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Paul Marcus and Emily C. Paavola

Abstract

This article examines empirically the capital cases decided by the lower courts since the United States Supreme Court created the categorical ban against the execution of persons with intellectual disability twelve years ago in the Atkins decision

Topics: Atkins v. Virginia, Capital punishment, Death penalty, Intellectually disabled defendants, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Publisher: Scholarship@Cornell Law: A Digital Repository
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:scholarship.law.cornell.edu:facpub-2523
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