Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Miller v. Alabama - Announced 25.06.2012

Docket No.Op. BelowArgumentOpinionVoteAuthorTerm
10-9646Ala. Ct. Crim. App.Mar 20, 2012
Jun 25, 20125-4KaganOT 2011
Holding: The Eighth Amendment prohibits a sentencing scheme that requires life in prison without the possibility of parole for juvenile homicide offenders.
JudgmentReversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on June 25, 2012. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito joined. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which SCALIA, J., joined. Justice Alito, filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Scalia joined.

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