•  At The George Washington Law Review’s On the Docket, Kami Chavis Simmons contends that, although the Court’s decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana, holding that Miller v. Alabama applies retroactively to cases on state collateral review, “is not the watershed moment many criminal justice reformers are awaiting, it is an incremental step toward fully vindicating the principle that children are different.”
  • For The News Journal, Jessica Masulli Reyes reports that the Delaware Superior Court has issued a stay on all pending capital murder trials and executions in the state until it can determine the constitutionality of Delaware’s death-penalty law in light of Hurst v. Florida, in which the Court struck down Florida’s capital-sentencing scheme.


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