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In Atkins vs. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared that evolving standards of decency and the Eighth Amendment prohibit the death penalty for individuals with intellectual disability (formerly, "mental retardation"). Both supporters and opponents of the categorical exemption, however, have criticized the Atkins opinion.


Jun 20, 2002 ... Believing this view to be seriously mistaken, I dissent. APPENDIX TO OPINION OF REHNQUIST, C. J.. Poll and survey results reported in Brief for American Association on Mental Retardation et al. as Amici Curiae in McCarver v. North Carolina, O. T. 2001, No. 00—8727, p. 3a—7a, and cited by the Court, ...


Jun 20, 2002 ... ATKINS V. VIRGINIA (00-8452) 536 U.S. 304 (2002) 260 Va. 375, 534 S. E. ... Petitioner, Daryl Renard Atkins, was convicted of abduction, armed robbery, and capital murder, and sentenced to death. At approximately ..... See Brief for United States Catholic Conference et al. as Amici Curiae in McCarver v.


May 17, 2013 ... A Failure to Implement: Analyzing State Responses to the Supreme Court's Directives in Atkins v. ... Not all states had a statutory ban on executing the mentally retarded, and while most states subscribed to a three-pronged definition modeled after clinical psychiatric definitions, most failed to operationalize ...


OCTOBER TERM, 2001. Syllabus. ATKINS v. VIRGINIA. CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA No. 00-8452. Argued February 20, 2002- Decided June 20, 2002. Petitioner Atkins was convicted of capital murder and related crimes by a Virginia jury and sentenced to death. Affirming, the Virginia Supreme ...


Aug 15, 2014 ... We recognize that Wyeth argues that the Weekses' claims are, in essence, “ products-liability” claims. In Atkins v. American Motors Corp., 335 So.2d 134 (Ala. 1976), in conjunction with Casrell v. Altec Industries, Inc., 335 So.2d 128 (Ala. 1976), this Court adopted the Alabama Extended Manufacturer's ...


Jan 11, 2013 ... Wyeth, Inc., et al. 1 v. Danny Weeks and Vicki Weeks. Certified Question from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Southern .... 2006). We recognize that Wyeth argues that the Weekses' claims are, in essence, " product-liability" claims. In Atkins v. American Motors Corp., 335 So.


Oprah Winfrey et al. (Suit charged that program was improperly slanted to criticize our meat supply). Amended order order dismissing case (2/98). Weiss v. ... Poag v. Veronica Atkins et al. (malpractice suit against the estate of the late Robert C. Atkins, M.D.). Defendants' s motion for summary judgment denied (9/05 ).