Monday, May 17, 2010
For once, Texas Lege ahead of SCOTUS curve: Juvie LWOP abolished
Several people have forwarded me stories about the US Supreme Court banning life without parole sentences for juveniles in non-murder cases. I might have more to add except that Texas already eliminated juvie LWOP last year in legislation carried by state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa. Today's news confirms the wisdom of Chuy's legislation, which succeeded thanks to support from some unlikely allies.