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2014 Bill of Rights Journal Symposium: Atkins in Other Contexts
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  • Adam M. Gershowitz, William & Mary Law School
  • Paul Marcus, William & Mary Law School
  • Christopher Slobogin
  • Scott Sundby

Atkins v. Virginia A Dozen Years Later: A Report Card

In 2002 the United States Supreme Court overturned decades-long precedent, holding that the execution of defendants with intellectual and developmental disabilities violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

This symposium discusses and evaluates the decision in Atkins v. Virginia, including its effects and application in practice, from both legal and psychological points of view.

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Play time: 1 hour, 13 minutes

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William & Mary Law School, Institute of Bill of Rights Law
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Adam M. Gershowitz, Paul Marcus, Christopher Slobogin and Scott Sundby. "2014 Bill of Rights Journal Symposium: Atkins in Other Contexts" (2014)
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