A Tale of Two (and Possibly Three) Atkins: Intellectual Disability and Capital Punishment Twelve Years after The Supreme Court's Creation of a Categorical Bar
Atkins v. Virginia, Capital punishment, Death penalty, Intellectually disabled defendants
Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
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.
John H. Blume, Sheri Lynn Johnson, Paul Marcus, and Emily Paavola, "A Tale of Two (and Possibly Three) Atkins: Intellectual Disability and Capital Punishment Twelve Years After the Supreme Court’s Creation of a Categorical Bar", 23 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 393 (2014)