Articles Tagged atkins v. Virginia

Steven J. Wernick, Constitutional Law: Elimination of the Juvenile Death Penalty-Substituting Moral Judgment for a True National Consensus

58 Fla. L. Rev. 471 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Respondent was convicted of first-degree murder for the torturous abduction and drowning of a woman and was sentenced to death upon the recommendation of the jury. Respondent committed these brutal acts as a seventeen year-old high school student. Despite his age, Respondent was […]

J. Richard Broughton, The Second Death Of Capital Punishment

58 Fla. L. Rev. 639 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Political life is sometimes tragic. As a conservative instrument for safeguarding the government’s obligation and ability to control the governed (which, as Madison reminds us, is a prerequisite for the exercise of self-control on the part of the government), and for preserving tolerable […]