Monday, May 17, 2010

Throw Away the Key-An Update!

Early in November of last year I reported on Bad Lawyer about Graham v. Florida.   I am happy to provide you with the update, that the US Supreme Court today held that life sentences for children in non-murder cases violates the 8th amendment prohibition against "cruel and unusual" punishment.   Since the US Supreme Court so rarely finds anything "cruel and unusual," this is an encouraging sign that the 8th amendment still means something. 

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