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March 23, 2015

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

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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.

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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.

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March 11, 2015

First-Ever Trial Defense Guidelines for Youth Facing Life Sentences

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Juvenile Law Center was part of a national team to collaborate on drafting the first-ever trial defense guidelines for children facing life sentences. Released on March 11, the guidelines create a new national standard for ensuring zealous, effective representation for children.
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