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8 Apr 2012, 10:00 am by Zachary Spilman
In 2002 the Supreme Court ruled that the imposition of the death penalty on the mentally retarded constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (Atkins v. [read post]
28 Apr 2009, 12:33 pm
The Ohio Supreme Court had affirmed the conviction and death sentence in 1996.In a 2002 case, Atkins v. [read post]
29 Mar 2017, 11:54 am by CJLF Staff
  Adam Liptak of the Times reports that the decision was the most recent in a series of rulings refining (read expanding) Atkins v. [read post]
31 Mar 2015, 11:50 am by Kent Scheidegger
Lynaugh that intellectual disability in that range should be considered as a mitigating factor to be weighed in the balance, not a trump card.Even so, in Atkins v. [read post]
16 Aug 2012, 9:11 am by David
It was ruled unconstitutional to put the mentally retarded/disabled to death per the Atkins v Virginia US Supreme Court ruling of 2002. [read post]
16 Mar 2017, 6:49 am by John Elwood
Virginia when a state employs a cutoff IQ score of 75 on a single test to preclude Atkins relief. [read post]