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US Supreme Court Today Hears Oral Arguments to Determine Whether JLWOP is Retroactive

This morning the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Montgomery v. Louisiana to determine whether their decision in Miller v. Alabama (2012), holding that a sentence of mandatory life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder is unconstitutional, is retroactive.  The result of the case could mean new sentencing hearings for dozens of juvenile prisoners in North Carolina.  To learn more about the case, consider the following resources:

  1. The Supreme Court of the United States Blog

  2. Directions on hearing oral arguments today and archived oral arguments

  3. NPR’s report this morning

  4. A recent blog from our site with an excerpt from a report detailing North Carolina’s juveniles with life sentences

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