juveniles

Supreme Court Debates Sentencing for Minors

Child behind bars photo, pjcross, Shutterstock.com

Child behind bars photo, pjcross, Shutterstock.com

It has been a busy few weeks at the U.S. Supreme Court. Hundreds of people having been in line over the weekend to obtain one of the coveted public tickets for the healthcare mandate case. And last week, in a case which was somewhat less publicized, the highest court in the land debated whether juveniles should receive life without parole in homicide cases, the only crime for which such a punishment is still an option for minors.

A daunting task, but one that garnered a number of thoughtful pieces throughout the media and blogosphere.

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