Supported class certification in a lawsuit brought on behalf of children in Philadelphia’s foster care system.
Argued that the PA Juvenile Act authorizes child welfare courts to retain jurisdiction over foster children aged 18 to 21 and to order agencies to continue to serve those youth in a course of treatment or instruction.
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.
Involved three teenage girls being prosecuted for "sexting," the practice of sending nude or semi-nude photographs via text message on cell phones.
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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