August 24, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A jury of six military personnel on Friday ruled Staff Sergeant Robert Bales would receive life in prison without parole for killing 16 Afghan civilians. The panel deliberated for less than two hours. The commanding general overseeing the court-martial still has the option to reduce the sentence ...[read more]
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 26, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Senior Editor Elizabeth Imbarlina, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, argues that the US Supreme Court's reasoning in Miller v. Alabama can be extended to abolish life in prison without the possibility of parole sentences for all juvenile homicide offenders...(Her ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Michigan government officials, claiming that the state's juvenile sentencing laws are unconstitutional. The nine plaintiffs are adults who were sentenced to ...[read more]
November 12, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On November 12, 1997, Ramzi Yousef and two co-conspirators were convicted of plotting the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. Yousef was later given a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole.Learn more about the trial of Ramzi Yousef. ... ...[read more]
April 2, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Tammy Fiebelkorn and Marcia Wilson: On March 18, 2009, New Mexico's Governor Bill Richardson signed a bill into law that repeals the death penalty and replaces it with a possible sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole. The nine aggravating factors that allowed for use of... ...[read more]
March 19, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) on Wednesday signed a bill which repealed the use of the death penalty in the state. The bill replaces the use of capital punishment with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for capital felony convictions. Richardson spoke about ...[read more]
June 1, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Ryan has sentenced convicted Washington, DC-area sniper John Allen Muhammad to six consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. Muhammad was convicted by a Maryland jury of six counts of murder earlier this week. Last year, Muhammad ...[read more]
June 17, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
Texas Governor Rick Perry Friday signed into law legislation which creates a new life-without-parole sentencing option in state capital murder cases. Previously, Texas juries have only had the option of sentencing offenders to death or life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. ...[read more]
May 29, 2005
by Alexandria Samuel
The Texas Senate Saturday approved Senate Bill 60, which would give jurors in capital murder cases the option of sentencing a defendant to life in prison without parole instead of death. Currently, Texas leads US states in the number of annual executions (24 in 2004); Texas juries can only ...[read more]

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