CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, 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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