Petition of the day

Petition of the dayThe petition of the day is: Bostic v. Pash 17-912 Issue: Whether, when the Supreme Court held in Graham v. Florida that “[t]he Constitution prohibits the imposition of a life without parole sentence on a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide,” states can bypass that rule by sentencing a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide to a […]

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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:

17-912

Issue: Whether, when the Supreme Court held in Graham v. Florida that “[t]he Constitution prohibits the imposition of a life without parole sentence on a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide,” states can bypass that rule by sentencing a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide to a term-of-years sentence under which he will die in prison, because he will not be eligible for parole until he is 112 years old.

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