March 23, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases on Monday. In Montgomery v Louisiana, the court was asked to determine whether, in light of Miller v. Alabama, collateral review is due retroactively to those sentenced to life in prison while they were still juveniles. Henry Montgomery is ...[read more]
March 20, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The Supreme Court of Florida on Thursday ordered re-sentencing hearings for four individuals who were convicted of felonies as juveniles. The court ruled that new sentences must comply with two US Supreme Court decisions. One of which says juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison if they ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that juvenile murderers who were subject to mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole will not be resentenced if their cases were final before June 2012. The US Supreme Court ruled last year in Miller v. Alabama that the Eighth ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Wednesday that sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional. Judge John Corbett O'Meara found that last year's Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama, which held that mandatory life ...[read more]
November 19, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the US Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama, which held that sentencing minors to life without parole constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment, will not apply retroactively. The appeals court ruled that the Supreme ...[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]
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]

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