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Category Archives: State Laws
I’m now blogging for the Huffington Post. Here’s my first piece, which also appears on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Practicing criminal law is not rocket science. It’s also not open heart surgery. But it’s more than just slapping a … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of an excellent article by Maggie Lee at Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, which follows up on the stunning Department of Justice report issued last month on the Mississippi school district. This is … Continue reading
With the academic year now in full swing at the law school where I teach, I’ve been swamped — classes, juvenile court appearances, faculty meetings (!), etc. In reflecting back on the past week or so, I’ve found a bunch … Continue reading
This week’s column from Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE): When I first began practicing in juvenile delinquency court in North Carolina eight years ago, I was shocked to discover that the maximum age of jurisdiction is 15. This means if … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of my op-ed, published today at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. This is how it begins: On August 15, 2012, when most teenagers were enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation, … Continue reading
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 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
I am currently in the process of preparing this year’s syllabus for the companion course that I teach with the Juvenile Justice Clinic entitled, “The Criminal Lawyering Process.” It is designed to introduce clinic students to North Carolina juvenile … Continue reading
Many of the cases we handle in the UNC Juvenile Justice Clinic involve school-based incidents that are then charged as criminal offenses in delinquency court. Students who have acted out verbally or physically in school (where any “touch” that is … 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