Thursday, July 5, 2012
No Life without Parole for Offenders Younger than 18
To give good reader service and to keep you from having to go all over the net to keep up with what you read here, SCOTUS, in Miller v. Alabama, as might reasonably have been expected, ruled that life without parole is not a constitutional punishment for a person who commits the offense before attaining the age of 18. Thanks to the blog of the Austin American-Statesman for reminding me of the case and pointing me to the links, etc. Miller v. Alabama, Nos. 10-9646, 10-9647 (U.S. June 25, 2012).