Monday, May 17, 2010

US Supreme Court Rules Against Life Sentences for Juveniles Who Haven't Killed

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court said that sentences of
life without possibility of parole for crimes other than
homicide that were committed when the offender was under the
age of 18 are unconstitutional. The decision, in a Florida
case involving an armed burglary conviction, said such
sentences violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and
unusual punishment

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