23 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2015 Last revised: 21 Jan 2015
Date Written: 2014
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: 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