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.
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.
Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General