Juvenile Justice Case Law – Meaningful opportunity to obtain release – Virginia, et. al. v. LeBlanc, 582 U.S. __ (2017)

Decided June 12, 2017 The Court explained each state has the right to its own sentencing schema.  The Court also explained the sentencing schema must provide juvenile defendants tried as adults and convicted of non-homicide crimes a meaningful opportunity to obtain release.  The Court examined Virginia’s sentencing schema and concluded its geriatric release program satisfies […] Continue reading