Atkins V. Virgina Summary Ruling-Criminal Justice

 

Research the case of Atkins v. Virginia using the following link from the Death Penalty Information Center:

https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/intellectual-disability-and-death-penalty?scid=28&did=176 (Links to an external site.)

What did the court rule in the case? How did the court define mental retardation? Are there problems with the definition? How do various states interpret the ruling? Do you agree or disagree with the ruling? Why? Is the law on intellectual disabilities too vague? If so, how could the law be corrected? Are there disparities in determining intellectual disabilities?

Submit 2-3  well thought out paragraphs.