The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether, when the Supreme Court held in Graham v. Florida that “[t]he Constitution prohibits the imposition of a life without parole sentence on a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide,” states can bypass that rule by sentencing a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide to a term-of-years sentence under which he will die in prison, because he will not be eligible for parole until he is 112 years old.

Posted in Bostic v. Dunbar, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 20, 2018, 5:58 PM),