November 6, 2009
Next Week's Criminal Law and Procedure Arguments
Description of issue is from ScotusWiki, which also has briefs and the opinion below:
Graham v. Florida (08-7412)—Whether the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishments prohibits the imprisonment of a juvenile for life without the possibility of parole as punishment for the juvenile’s commission of non-homicide.
Sullivan v. Florida (08-7621) — same basic issue as in Graham v. Florida; the Court, however, has not consolidated the cases for hearing or decision
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