Is the dam starting to crack?
The Kansas Supreme Court applied the reasoning in Graham and Miller to a case in which a juvenile was sentenced to a mandatory sentence of lifetime supervision. The Kansas AG is appealing.
For us, the issue is that the Eighth Amendment reasoning of Graham and Miller (prohibiting mandatory lifetime incarceration of juveniles) may now be spreading to non-life sentences. In other words, has the death knell for all minimum mandatory sentences been sounded?
See You In Court.
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