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Description

Article views favorably the proposal created by the Task Force of the American Bar Association's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.  In addition to providing information about where the Task Force's proposal currently stands, the article also examines some of the theoretical bases for the proposal as well as the positions of the Constitution Project and several judges who believe it is unacceptable to execute people with serious mental disabilities.  The article concludes by providing examples of court cases that illustrate the need for serious consideration of the Task Force proposes.

Citation

Tabak, R. J. (2006). Executing people with mental disabilities: How we can mitigate an aggravating situation. Saint Louis University Public Law Review, 25, 1-24.

Publication Year

2006

Audiences

Attorneys
Law Enforcement

Populations

Adults

Topics

Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General
Intellectual Disabilities
Mitigation Topics/Issues
Policy Issues