Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Court Decision: Ramirez v Ryan (AZ, 2010)---follow up FYI

In the previous "So close, yet so far away--Or how the burden of proof matters" guest post by Kevin Foley the Atkins case of Ramirez v AZ raised a number of significant issues such as IQ practice effects, the Flynn effect, the burden of proof, preponderance of the evidence standard, etc (see prior post for more details). 

This past month a decision was made in the Ramirez v Ryan (AZ, 2010) federal habeas corpus case in the  Arizona District Court.  The decision outlines the complexity of a number of interesting and recurring issues (e.g., the Flynn Effect; practice effect) in Atkins cases, and the difficulty possed to the courts by dueling experts with differing opinions.    Due to a lack of time I will not make any additional comments.  This is an FYI post.

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