The petition of the day is:

17-236

Issues: (1) Whether the Eighth Amendment categorically prohibits life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders; and (2) whether, when the evidence demonstrates that the plaintiff lacks a prior history of violence and has high potential for rehabilitation, the state’s pre-Miller v. Alabama sentencing proceeding complies with Miller‘s requirement to limit juvenile life-without-parole sentences to the rare juvenile offenders who are irreparably corrupt.

Posted in Johnson v. Idaho, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 29, 2017, 6:14 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/08/petition-of-the-day-1215/