Category Archives: Miller v. Alabama

California Takes Stand Against Extreme Sentences for Youth

Today the California Assembly approved a bill and the California Supreme Court issued a decision that together will help scale back the extreme sentencing of young offenders in that state.  Senate Bill 9 will allow juveniles sentenced to mandatory life … Continue reading

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Should Miller v. Alabama be applied retroactively?

The title of this post is a question that has yet to be definitively answered in the wake of Miller v. Alabama, in which the U.S. Supreme court ended mandatory life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders who have committed … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Miller v. Alabama, States Should Rethink How to Hold Youthful Offenders Accountable

The title of this post is the title of a recent op-ed appearing on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange by the wonderful Jody Kent Lavy of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. It begins as follows: Many states … Continue reading

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Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Journal articles on the Future of Juvenile Justice

In the current issue of the always excellent law review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Journal, are several noteworthy articles on the future of juvenile justice.  As described on the journal’s website: On Monday, March 26, 2012, the Harvard … Continue reading

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Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth: Standing Together to End Death in Prison for Children

One of my favorite non-profits is the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY), a national organization dedicated to ending the practice of incarcerating juveniles in prison for life without the possibility of parole.  CFSY, directed by the wonderful Jody … Continue reading

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What We Missed

Apologies for the lack of recent posting; I’ve been off the grid this week.  If you ever find yourself missing the blog, however, please remember to check out the Juvenile Justice Blog Facebook page, as there are frequent links there … Continue reading

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States Respond to Supreme Court JLWOP Decision — Updated 7.19.12

As states are scrambling to respond to Miller v. Alabama , a number of law review articles have recently come out on Graham v. Florida, the 2010 Supreme Court decision that ended juvenile life without parole sentences for those convicted of … Continue reading

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NYT Editorial on Miller v. Alabama and Next Steps

Earlier this week, The New York Times published an editorial, A Moral Right to Counsel, on the next steps states and the federal government should take to implement Miller v. Alabama: About 2,000 juvenile offenders serving life sentences without parole can … Continue reading

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Dual Jurisdiction Kids: Updated with Resource List 7.03.12

As I mentioned in an earlier post on the Miller v. Alabama decision, I am struck by the fact that 14-year-old Evan Miller was — like so many young people who end up in the criminal court system — a dual … Continue reading

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Miller v. Alabama Coverage Roundup: Updated 7.7.12

There has been extensive media coverage and commentary following the Miller v. Alabama Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory JLWOP.  Having canvassed a good bit of the articles, posts, etc., I thought I would share several items that are representative of … Continue reading

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