2014 Bill of Rights Journal Symposium: The Road To and From Atkins v. Virginia
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; Blume, John H.; Olive, Mark E.; Johnson, Sheri Lynn; and Steiker, Jordan, "2014 Bill of Rights Journal Symposium: The Road To and From Atkins v. Virginia" (2014). Video Archive. Video 105.
Play time: 1 hour, 13 minutes