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Atkins v. Virginia


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 ...

Atkins v. Virginia | Oyez


Jun 20, 2002 ... Atkins v. Virginia ... 536 US 304 (2002) ... The jury sentenced Atkins to death, but the Virginia Supreme Court ordered a second sentencing ...

ATKINS V. VIRGINIA - Legal Information Institute - Cornell University


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 ...

Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty | Death Penalty ...


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Atkins v. Virginia (2002) that the execution of those with mental retardation (intellectual disability) is unconstitutional.

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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 unusual ...

Atkins v. Virginia - American Psychological Association


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 ...

Atkins v. Virginia | Casebriefs


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.

State v. Atkins - Supreme Court


Jun 7, 2013 ... {¶1} Defendant-appellant Holly Atkins appeals from the denial by the .... Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1,. 27, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 20 L.Ed.2d 889 (1968).

Atkins v. Virginia (2002) - Street Law


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 ...

atkins v. virginia: national consensus or six-person opinion?


Sep 16, 2004 ... See Atkins, 536 U.S. at 321 (holding that executions of mentally retarded persons ... U.S. 86, 101 (1958) (plurality opinion)); see also Weems v.

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Atkins v. Virginia :: 536 US 304 - Justia US Supreme Court Center


Under the Eighth Amendment, a state cannot sentence a defendant to death ... ATKINS v. VIRGINIA. CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA No .

ATKINS v. VIRGINIA | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute


Presumably for these reasons, in the 13 years since we decided Penry v . Lynaugh , 492 U. S. 302 (1989) , the American public, legislators, scholars, and judges ...

Atkins v. Virginia | Capital Punishment in Context


Atkins v. Virgina. 536 U.S. 304 (2002) ... The jury sentenced Atkins to death, but the Virginia Supreme Court ordered a second sentencing hearing because the ...