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What Atkins Could Mean for People with Mental Illness
(New Mexico Law Review, 2003)
This article, written for a symposium on Atkins v. Virginia - the Supreme Court decision that prohibited execution of people with mental retardation - argues that people with severe mental illness must now also be protected ...
Is Atkins the Antithesis or Apotheosis of Anti-Discrimination Principles? Sorting Out the Groupwide Effects of Exempting People with Mental Retardation from the Death Penalty
(Alabama Law Review, 2004)
In "Atkins v. Virginia", the U.S. Supreme Court held that people with mental retardation may not be executed. z Many advocates for people with disability cheered the decision, because it provides a group of disabled people ...
Mental Disorder as an Exemption from the Death Penalty: The ABA-IRR Task Force Recommendations
(Catholic University Law Review, 2005)
The Task Force on Mental Disability and the Death Penalty (Task Force) established by the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IRR) has proposed that the ABA adopt three ...