Mental Retardation Resolution (1989)

Short Name: Mental Retardation Resolution
Year Adopted: 1989
Meeting Where Adopted: Mid-Year
Policy Number: 1989 MY 110
Subjects: Death Penalty, Intellectual Disability

Resolution Text:

BE IT RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges that no person with mental retardation, as now defined by the American Association on Mental Retardation, should be sentenced to death or executed; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association supports enactment of legislation barring the execution of defendants with mental retardation.

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