TITLE

GRAHAM'S APPLICABILITY TO TERM-OF-YEARS SENTENCES AND MANDATE TO PROVIDE A "MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY" FOR RELEASE

AUTHOR(S)
SCHLESSEL, KRISZTINA
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Florida State University Law Review;Summer2013, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p1027
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's (USSC's) ruling in the 2010 case Graham v. Florida, focusing on the Eighth Amendment to the nation's Constitution, as well as the potential applicability of the court's decision in the Graham case to term-of-years sentences and juvenile offenders. According to the article, the USSC in the Graham case held that the imposition of a life without parole sentence on a juvenile nonhomicide offender constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
ACCESSION #
90364164

 

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