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Children are Different: The Abolition of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Florida

9 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2016  

Paolo Annino

Florida State University - College of Law

Date Written: July 5, 2016

Abstract

This essay argues that juvenile mandatory minimum sentences violate the Eighth Amendment based on the US Supreme Court's Miller v. Alabama requirement of individualized assessment and the Iowa Supreme Court's State v. Lyle application of individualized assessment to all juvenile sentencing. This essay discusses the issue of juvenile mandatory minimum sentencing in the context of recent Florida decisions.

Keywords: Juvenile, Mandatory Minimum, Sentencing, Florida, Eighth Amendment, Miller v. Alabama, State v. Lyle

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Annino, Paolo, Children are Different: The Abolition of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Florida (July 5, 2016). FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 821. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2853626 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2853626

Paolo Annino (Contact Author)

Florida State University - College of Law ( email )

425 W. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
United States

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