Graham v. Florida

Docket No.
Argument
Nov 9, 2009
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
6-3
Author
Kennedy
Term

Holding: Sentencing a juvenile to life in prison without parole for crimes other than murder violates the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on May 17, 2010. Justice Thomas dissented, joined by Justice Scalia and in part by Justice Alito. Justice Alito also dissented in an opinion for himself. Justice Stevens concurred, joined by Ginsburg and Sotomayor, even though these three Justices also joined the Kennedy majority opinion.

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