Wednesday, February 3, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING-LWOP-JUVENILES

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-280_3204.pdf










EXCERPT...please read full ruling at link provided...

“First, children have a ‘lack of maturity and an underdeveloped sense of responsibility,’ leading to recklessness, impulsivity, and heedless risk-taking. Second, children ‘are more vulnerable to negative influences and outside pressures,’ including from their family and peers; they have limited ‘control over their own environment’ and lack the ability to extricate themselves from horrific, crime-producing settings. And third, a child’s character is not as ‘well formed’ as an adult’s; his traits are ‘less fixed’ and his actions less likely to be ‘evidence of irretrievable depravity.’” 567 U. S., at ___ (slip op., at 8) (quoting Roper, supra, at 569–570; alterations, citations, and some internal quotation marks omitted)."
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Case presented to the U. S. supreme court was for those children sentenced to life with NO chance of parole, it did NOT refer to or address those perimeters, for children who have recieved long, harsh sentences with NO parole. Another entity to be resolved, while these children also lanquish in prison, some who did NOT do/participate in a crime, but unfortunately some of them were with the one/s who did do the crime. The governing guidelines set forth in above ruling, certainly should be "considered" for ALL juveniles, regardless of their sentence, with a NO parole status, IMO, is discrimination and a violation of the 8th amendment as to "cruel and unusal punishment". So when will this group of imprisoned children recieve justice, they so deserve??
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A reference case, one of many........ Krista McDaniel   http://justicewinds.blogspot.com/search?q=krista+mcdaniel

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