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Thursday, November 12, 2015

CHINK IN THE ARMOR

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Nixon doesn't pick Lodge as VP in 60 he carries two more states. He wins. Kennedy gets in in 68 and we don't have a Vietnam. Bobby runs in 76. It all changes. What a freaking shame Nixon picked Lodge.

Anonymous said...


What do you think would be Rubio's answer to the following question held at a debate located in Miami, Florida; (or for that matter any of the other candidates' answers)

Mr. Rubio:

A boat comes ashore in Miami Beach. Three people are on the boat. A Mexican, a Haitian, and a Cuban. The Cuban, under the wet foot, dry foot policy, gets to stay in the USA forever. The Mexican and the Haitain are both deported based on current law.

Please explain why this law is fair and whether you would continue to support the law is its present fashion.