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Mar 02, 2023

MENTAL ILLNESS: Excluding Those with Severe Mental Illness from the Death Penalty — A Menu of Legislative Options

In a forth­com­ing arti­cle in the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice regard­ing lim­i­ta­tions on the death penal­ty for those with dimin­ished respon­si­bil­i­ty, Richard Bonnie sum­ma­rizes the rea­sons why an exclu­sion for severe men­tal ill­ness in cap­i­tal cas­es is need­ed and exam­ines key draft­ing issues that can be expect­ed to arise in state legislatures.