2014 Bill of Rights Journal Symposium: Atkins on the Ground
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.
William & Mary Law School, Institute of Bill of Rights Law
Marcus, Paul; Bellin, Jeffrey; Everington, Caroline; Tassé, Marc; and Blume, John H., "2014 Bill of Rights Journal Symposium: Atkins on the Ground" (2014). Video Archive. Video 104.
Play time: 1 hour, 14 minutes