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Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida •
Addressed the issue of a 12-year-old’s competency to stand trial and whether his due process rights were violated by the trial court’s failure to order competency evaluations.
United States Supreme Court •
Briefed the constitutionality of random urinalysis testing of student-athletes.
Louisiana Supreme Court •
Argued that juveniles should be afforded the right to a jury trial in delinquency proceedings.
California Supreme Court •
Briefed the issues of constitutionality and racial disparity in the application of a statute allowing prosecutors discretion to file charges against minors directly in criminal court without a prior adjudication of a minor’s lack of fitness for juvenile disposition.
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit •
Filed a civil rights suit against the detention center for violating the substantive due process rights of a 13-year-old boy with serious mental health problems by failing to protect him from harm while being detained at the center.
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania •
Class action lawsuit challenging state and county officials’ failure to pay kinship caregivers for their care of dependent children.
Wisconsin Supreme Court •
Challenged the zero-tolerance approach in the delinquency adjudication of an eighth-grade student whose creative writing assignment invoked an unhappy student who cut off his teacher’s head when she told him to shut up.
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania •
Challenged the presence of armed juvenile probation officers in school buildings.
Pennsylvania Superior Court •
Argued against a per se rule removing a well-cared-for and loved child from a home because of a parent’s drug use.