Tag Archives: Kuntrell Jackson

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Arkansas Inmate [Jackson] Whose Case Helped Prompt US High Court Juvenile Sentencing Ruling Gets New Hearing, The Washington Post Kuntrell Jackson . . . was sentenced to life in prison when he was 14 after the shooting death of a store clerk during an attempted robbery in 1999. ┬áThe Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, April […]

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cases Challenging Juvenile Life Sentences Without Chance of Parole

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the constitutionality of sentencing minors convicted of murder to life in prison without a chance for parole. The two cases are Miller v. Alabama (Case No. 10-9646) and Jackson v. Hobbs (Case No. 10-9647). SCOTUSblog has provided a comprehensive background and analysis of both […]