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Youth Tried as Adults
Connecticut Supreme Court •
Argued for a specific jury instruction addressing the susceptibility of a 16-year-old to duress because of his level of maturity and limited decision-making capacity.
Juvenile Sex Offender Registry (SORNA)
Kansas Supreme Court •
Argued that the court should recognize a youth’s constitutional right to a jury trial when he faces public sex offender registration upon conviction of sex offenses under Kansas’ juvenile court statute.
Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals •
Juvenile Law Center briefed and argued the question of the constitutionality of a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole imposed on a 17-year-old in Alabama.
Access to Counsel
Ohio Supreme Court •
Briefed the issue of right to counsel for juveniles and the procedures that must be brought to bear before waiver is granted.
Juvenile Sex Offender Registry (SORNA)
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania •
Briefed the issue of a juvenile’s right to have his name removed from a statewide central register as a perpetrator of child abuse.
Access to Counsel
U.S. Supreme Court •
Certiorari denied in case involving Miranda warnings and whether a youth’s right to a jury trial was violated by a law allowing the imposition of adult sentences on the basis of judicial fact-finding.
Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
U.S. Supreme Court •
Texas capital sentencing statute that prevented juries from considering evidence of childhood trauma found unconstitutional in that it precluded giving consideration and effect to relevant mitigating evidence.
Access to Counsel
Massachusetts Supreme Court •
Juvenile Law Center briefed the issue of a juvenile’s consent to a search of his home and voluntary waiver of his Miranda rights.
Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit •
Whether a detention center's strip search policy absent probable cause or individualized suspicion violates the Fourth Amendment.
Youth Tried as Adults
Colorado Supreme Court •
Argued against Colorado’s “direct file” statute on the grounds that it violates equal protection guarantees, contravenes separation of powers principles, and denies a defendant due process where statute allows sentencing as an adult following conviction for a crime that would not have made him eligible for adult prosecution.