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March 25, 2015

Have We Gotten the Message of Anderson v. Houston?

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Ten years ago, in Anderson v. HoustonJuvenile Law Center and the ACLU sued the Pennsylvania state child welfare agency for discriminating against relatives who sought to become foster parents. Since Anderson, federal law has radically shifted, but too many youth still age out of foster care without finding family.

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March 23, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to Address Question of Miller Retroactivity

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The United States Supreme Court granted review in Montgomery v. Louisiana, addressing the question of whether Miller v. Alabama (2012) applies retroactively to individuals serving mandatory juvenile life without parole sentences.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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March 19, 2015

Breaking News: Florida Supreme Court Rules on Miller Retroactivity, Virtual Life Sentences

posted by Juvenile Law Center

In a series of important rulings today, the Florida Supreme Court recognized the importance of ensuring that juveniles receive constitutionally appropriate sentences that reflect their capacity for rehabilitation. Juvenile Law Center filed amicus briefs in these cases.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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