Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Strikes Down Life Without Parole for Juveniles

On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that a scheme requiring mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, regardless of the nature of the offense. The decision came down in two consolidated murder cases in which the defendants were 14 years old at the time of the offenses, Miller v. Alabama, 10-9646, and Jackson v. Hobbs, 10-9647. It is a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Kagan, and joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor. To read full decision, click here.

1 comment:

Anti Money Laundering said...

Just wanna share this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. -
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."