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January 24, 2006

Implementing Atkins

This week brings two interesting stories concerning the application of Supreme Court's decision in Atkins barring the execution of defendants with mental retardation:

UPDATE:  This AP story indicates that the Supreme Court granted a stay in the Hill case around the time of the defendant's scheduled execution.  However, these orders from the Supreme Court seem to indicate Hill's claims were ultimately rejected by the full court.

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