May 7, 2021

US Supreme Court rejects Kansas Court’s reprieve of Death Row inmates

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By Tony Mauro, From The National Law Journal Justice Sotomayor, writing lone dissent, said court should have left Kansas ruling alone. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a pair of Kansas Supreme Court rulings that reversed the death sentences of three convicted murderers. The 8-1 ruling in Kansas v. Carr and two related cases […]

Study: Juvenile Life Sentences on the decline

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By Tony Mauro, From The National Law Journal Fewer juveniles are being sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to a new study by a public interest law firm that is advocating for an end to the practice altogether. “Only a handful of counties and states are responsible for nearly all [juvenile life without […]

Justice Breyer takes on the world

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By Tony Mauro, The National Law Journal The 77-year-old justice talks retirement, death penalty and his new book about foreign law. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer does not sound like he is retiring any time soon. “I guess at some point I will retire. You want to know when. I don’t know. I will […]