United States: Roper v. Simmons
Jordan M. Steiker
University of Texas School of Law
International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 163-171, 2006
Roper v. Simmons and the execution of juveniles-Eighth Amendment challenges - Stanford v. Kentucky and Penry v. Lynaugh - the execution of the mentally retarded and Atkins v. Virginia - the gradual abolition of these practices - the role of the Court - the role of international standards - the eventual abolition of the death penalty.
Date posted: February 29, 2008
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