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Criminal Practice — Death Penalty Upheld for Low-IQ Inmate (access required)

Prieto v. Zook, Warden (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-121-15, 18 pp.) (Motz, J.) No. 14-4, June 30, 2014; USDC at Richmond, Va. (Hudson, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit rejects a Virginia death-row inmate’s habeas claim that the Eighth Amendment prohibition on execution of intellectually disabled persons under Atkins v. Virginia and Hall v. Florida renders ...

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