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

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John H. Blume III

Cornell Law School

Sheri Lynn Johnson

Cornell Law School

Paul Marcus

William & Mary Law School

Emily C. Paavola

Cornell Law School

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The article, with three co-authors, 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.

Keywords: Atkins, Intellectually Disabled Defendants, Capital Punishment

Suggested Citation

Blume, John H. and Johnson, Sheri Lynn and Marcus, Paul and Paavola, Emily C., 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 (2014). William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 23, 2014; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 9-294. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2549737

John H. Blume III

Cornell Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States

Sheri Lynn Johnson

Cornell Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States
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Paul Marcus (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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Emily C. Paavola

Cornell Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States

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