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Category Archives: Miller v. Alabama
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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