September 24, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Perry Moriearty of the University of Minnesota Law School says that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs marks an important step toward restoring principles of rehabilitation to the juvenile justice system...Quantel Lotts was fourteen ...[read more]
June 25, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in two combined cases that mandatory life sentences for juveniles violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. In Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, the court was asked to consider the life sentences of two 14-year- ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Szanyi, staff attorney at the Center for Children's Law and Policy, says that the Supreme Court should follow prior precedent and ban the sentence of life without parole for juvenile homicide offenders...This past month, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in ...[read more]
March 21, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the cases of Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs on whether the imposition of a life-without-parole sentence on a 14-year-old child convicted of homicide violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment prohibitions against cruel and unusual ...[read more]
November 7, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in three cases. In Jackson v. Hobbs, the court will consider whether the imposition of a life-without-parole sentence on a 14-year-old child convicted of homicide violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment prohibitions against cruel and unusual ...[read more]

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