Supreme Court Weighs Whether DC Sniper Should Be Resentenced in JLWOP Case

Sal Christ, JJIE •

Following oral arguments, Marsha Levick — chief legal officer of Juvenile Law Center and co-counsel on the Montgomery case — said she was neither hopeful nor pessimistic about the case. A favorable ruling would have significant impact on more than just Virginia inmates, she said.

“There are more than a dozen individuals in Virginia who are being denied resentencing, so for those individuals a favorable ruling is quite important and significant,” she said. “There are many more across the country who received discretionary sentences who have not yet been resentenced who might likewise benefit or suffer, depending on the ruling.”

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