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Life without parole- Cruel and Unusual?

During our Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson book discussion held virtually on April 26, we were speaking on the Equal Justice Initiative’s 2012 US Supreme court win in the case Miller v. Alabama[1]to ban mandatory life without parole sentences imposed on children convicted of homicides. As we discussed, a participant shared that on April 22, four days prior to our event, the US Supreme Court ruled against Brett Jones[2],thus allowing for mandatory life without parole sentences for children despite...

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Review of The Legacy of Lawrence v. Texas | Leaders in Law, Episode 1

I attended The Legacy of Lawrence v. Texas webinar presented by Fastcase featuring speakers Paul Smith and Mitchell Katine. Mr. Smith argued the case in the Supreme Court and Mitchell Katine was the local attorney on the case.  LAMBDA legal were lead attorneys in the Supreme Court case. Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558, 123 S. Ct. 2472, 156 L. Ed. 2d 508 (2003) was a landmark case that not only overruled Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186, 106 S.Ct. 2841, 92 L.Ed.2d 140, but stated it was the wrong...

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