Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'juveniles'

US Supreme Court holds no life without for juveniles on non-murder offenses: 5 Nevada cases at issue

This morning the US Supreme Court issued a decision in Graham v. Florida.  The defendant was 16 years old when he was sentenced to life for a burglary offense.  Florida does not have a parole system, so he could not...

Nevada Supreme Court oral arguments: May 7

In Re: T. L, A Child,Docket No. 53959Carson City - 10:00 a.m. - Justices Cherry, Saitta and Gibbons In this case, the State of Nevada is appealing a Washoe County district court decision not to certify a juvenile, who was...

Oral argument calendar: Feb. 10

Tsai (Paul) v. Hsu (Ann), Docket No. 50549Las Vegas (Regional Justice Center) - 10:00 a.m. - Justices Cherry, Saitta, and Gibbons This case involves a 1996 settlement agreement in a divorce proceeding between Paul Tsai and Ann Hsu.  Part of...

US Supreme Court criminal cases preview

Alvarez v. Smith - Whether local law enforcement agencies may seize and retain custody indefinitely of personal property without judicial or administrative review of the lawfulness of the continued detention of the property. Argument scheduled for 10/14/09 Beard v. Kindler. ...

This and That

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Daniel Bogden for Nevada's U.S. Attorney position. Las Vegas Municipal Court George Assad has issued a letter of apology, pursuant to an order in June 2008 by the Nevada Supreme Court, to...

Report exams life sentences in America: lots of Nevada info.

via Sentencing Law and Policy, The Sentencing Project issued a new report yesterday: No Exit: The Expanding Use of Life Sentences in America,  Nevada is featured throughout the report, and not in a good way.  Among its other findings: In...

US Supreme Court grants cert in 4 cases

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases today: Sullivan v. Florida - constitutionality of life prison terms without a chance for parole for juveniles who commit crimes other than murder in their teen years. Graham v. Florida -...

California court finds juvenile LWOP sentence unconstitutional

Via Sentencing Law & Policy, a California appellate court has found a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for a juvenile, who was 14 years old at the time of his offense of kidnapping for ransom, to be unconstitutional. ...

Nevada Supreme Court issues opinion on juvenile certification & 5th Amendment

In re: William M. & In re: Marques B. - these are consolidated appeals from juvenile court orders certifying the appellants for criminal proceedings as adults on charges involving the use of a firearm.  The Court summarizes its holding: "...

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