Topic: Eighth Amendment
After two hours of arguments Monday, Supreme Court justices seem split on whether states can mete out life sentences to juveniles who aren't killers.
11/10/2009 12:00 am
The Supreme Court on Monday takes up two cases that explore the question: Should juveniles convicted of nonlethal crimes be sentenced to life in prison without parole?
11/08/2009 12:00 am
How will Sonia Sotomayor vote? Is John Paul Stevens soon to retire? Will John Roberts and Samuel Alito be more unabashedly conservative? The term begins Monday.
10/04/2009 01:00 am
A federal judicial panel orders the state to come up with a plan to cut prison populations. But any such plan would be carried out over two years – and any actual release order challenged.
08/08/2009 01:00 am
'Follow the law!' does not answer questions on gay marriage, abortion, and life imprisonment for juveniles.
07/08/2009 01:00 am
Two Florida teens were given life sentences without parole for nonlethal crimes. The top court will consider if the punishments are constitutional.
05/05/2009 01:00 am
The Supreme Court denied the appeal of a Florida inmate on death row for 32 years.
03/12/2009 01:00 am
Five justices footnote their June opinion about a 'national consensus' against using the death penalty for child rapists.
10/02/2008 01:00 am
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices decide child rape isn't a capital offense.
06/26/2008 01:00 am
The 7-to-2 ruling is expected to end a de facto moratorium on executions nationwide.
04/17/2008 01:00 am
On Monday, the court hears arguments on whether Kentucky's lethal injection is too painful.
01/07/2008 12:00 am