|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|08-7412||District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District||
Nov 9, 2009
||May 17, 2010||6-3||Kennedy||OT 2009|
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.