Issue: Whether states can bypass the holding in Graham v. Florida , that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a juvenile offender to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for a non-homicide crime, by imposing term-of-year sentences that deny juvenile non-homicide offenders any chance for release.
Proceedings and Orders
Sep 21 2012
Application (12A293) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 4, 2012 to November 5, 2012, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 25 2012
Application (12A293) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 5, 2012.
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