Monday, October 19, 2009

Alison Siegler on Juvenile LWOP

On October 15, University of Chicago's ACS chapter sponsored a lunch talk by Professor Alison Siegler
previewing two upcoming Supreme Court cases—Sullivan v. Florida and Graham v. Florida—that present the question whether life without parole sentences for crimes other than homicide committed by juveniles violate the Eighth Amendment. Her talk, which assesses litigation strategy and the chances that the plaintiffs will prevail, is available via podcast here.

Want more? Another U of C professor, Bernard Harcourt, recently contributed an opinion piece to the Los Angeles Times on the same subject.