Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002), is a case in which the Supreme Court of
the United States ruled 6-3 that executing people with intellectual disabilities ...
Under the Eighth Amendment, a state cannot sentence a defendant to death ...
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Jun 20, 2002 ... ATKINS V. VIRGINIA (00-8452) 536 U.S. 304 (2002) 260 Va. 375, 534 ...
Affirming, the Virginia Supreme Court relied on Penry v. Lynaugh, 492 ...
Citation. 536 U.S 304 (2002) Brief Fact Summary. Atkins contention was that the
execution of a mentally retarded criminal is a cruel and unusual.
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Atkins v. Virginia. In a landmark 6–3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court barred the
execution of mentally retarded people, ruling that it constituted "cruel and
The Court first addressed this issue in the case of Penry v. Lynaugh, 492 U.S.
302 (1989) when the Court ruled 5-4 that the practice did not necessarily violate ...
Feb 2, 2015 ... The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Atkins v. Virginia (2002) that the execution of
those with mental retardation (intellectual disability) is ...
banning the execution of offenders with mental re- tardation. On September 25,
2001, the U.S. Su- preme Court agreed to hear the case of Atkins v. Virginia and
Atkins v. Virginia. Daryl Renard Atkins v. Commonwealth of Virginia. Argued: ...
Lynaugh (492 U.S. 302) in which the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the ...
argument before the Supreme Court of the United States at ... 00-8452, Daryl
Renard Atkins v. Virginia. ... consensus seem closer to us to be a -- a totality of