Tag Archives: 8th Amendment

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Texas House, Senate to Debate Juvenile Justice Bill Thursday, KLTV.com The Texas House and Senate will each take up a juvenile justice bill Thursday that would change how 17-year-olds who are convicted of capital crimes are sentenced. Right now, people who are convicted of a capital offense that was committed at the age of 17 […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Is 100 Years a Life Sentence? Opinions are Divided, New York Times If people who are too young to vote commit crimes short of murder, the Supreme Court said in 2010, they should not be sentenced to die in prison.¬†That sounds straightforward enough. But there are two ways to understand the decision,¬†Graham v. Florida. One […]