Daily Archives: June 25, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court holds that Mandatory Life without Parole Sentences for Juveniles Convicted of Homicide Violate the Eighth Amendment

The decision in Miller v. Alabama/Jackson v. Hobbs is 5-4 with the opinion by Justice Kagan.  Justice Alito read his dissent from the bench.  The slip opinion is available here.  I’ll add more as soon as I read it. UPDATE:  As … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Court, Analysis, Case Law, Miller v. Alabama, Sentencing, U.S. Supreme Court | 5 Comments

Bridging the Gap Between Professors and Practitioners

This morning’s post got me thinking about the thoughtful legal scholarship written on the role of the public defender.  One of my objectives with this blog is to try to bridge the gap between practitioners and legal scholars, to remind … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal /Juvenile Defense, Law Schools, Legal Scholarship | 2 Comments