Thursday, November 13, 2014

MANDATORY LWOP SHOULD NOT BE LEFT UP TO STATES

http://jjie.org/op-ed-mandatory-life-without-parole-should-not-be-left-up-to-states/

Excerpt....PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE...

" This regional disparity demonstrates even more clearly the problem with leaving this decision to the states. Since when do constitutional rights depend upon the state where you live and an arbitrary date?   So despite the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion that a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a child is "cruel and unusual punishment," states like Pennsylvania disagree. For them, it is only cruel and unusual if you were convicted on the right date and in the right state."
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