Children are Different: The Abolition of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Florida
9 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2016
Date Written: July 5, 2016
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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