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The Supreme Court's good news for juveniles sentenced to life

The Supreme Court's good news for juveniles sentenced to life

Following the advice of juvenile-justice advocates (and a Los Angeles Times editorial), the Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 this week in favor of  Henry Montgomery, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a Baton Rouge deputy sheriff in 1963, when Montgomery was 17.  Monday's decision offers a chance of freedom for as many as many as 2,500 prisoners in a similar position.

The precise legal issue in the case was whether the court...

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