Argued that due process is violated when a judge uses his independent knowledge about a youth’s child welfare history and involvement, including past misconduct, as evidence to adjudicate the youth delinquent in the juvenile justice system.
Argued that a sentence of 110 years to life (three consecutive life-terms) for a non-homicide offense committed as a juvenile violates the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Graham v. Florida.
Argued that sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of homicide are unconstitutional.
Argued that mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of homicide offenses are unconstitutional.
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