Involved three teenage girls being prosecuted for "sexting," the practice of sending nude or semi-nude photographs via text message on cell phones.
Argued on behalf of a student who had been suspended for writing a fake MySpace page that made derogatory statements about the student's principal.
Addressed the issues of due process violations in Illinois’ blended sentencing schemes and the interpretation of a youth’s request for counsel.
Briefed the issue of right to counsel for juveniles and the procedures that must be brought to bear before waiver is granted.
Supporting a juvenile defendant in Illinois who challenged the representation he received in court, when his defense lawyer sacrificed his defense believing that it was in the child’s "best interests."
This brief argued that students have the right to counsel at the initial stage of a truancy proceeding under juvenile court jurisdiction.
Argued that a sentence of 110 years to life (three consecutive life-terms) for a non-homicide offense committed as a juvenile violates the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Graham v. Florida.
Argued that sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of homicide are unconstitutional.
Argued that mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of homicide offenses are unconstitutional.
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