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Extreme Sentencing of Youth: The Evolution of Constitutional Limitations and Practical Implications

Recorded on: May. 11, 2017
Running Time: 01:01:35

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Taken from the briefing Extreme Sentencing of Youth:  The Evolution of Constitutional Limitations and Practical Implications recorded May, 2017 in New York.

Four times in a little over a decade, the Supreme Court has limited the imposition of extreme sentences on children. This presentation will review the evolution in the Supreme Court’s Eighth Amendment jurisprudence, as well as the practical implications for representing children facing life in prison at sentencing or resentencing. 

Listen to  Heather Renwick, Legal Director from The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth for this important free presentation.

Lecture Topics  [01:01:35]

Topics covered will include:

  • The Supreme Court decisions in Roper v. Simmons, Graham v. Florida, Miller v. Alabama, and Montgomery v. Louisiana
  • Implementing Miller and Montgomery through effective defense representation
  • Key legal issues to raise and preserve
  • The future of Eighth Amendment jurisprudence regarding youth sentencing

Presentation Material

  • Extreme Sentencing of Youth: The Evolution of Constitutional Limitations and Practical Implications
    Heather Renwick
  • Individualized Sentencing of Youth Facing Life Without Parole: A Judicial Bench Card
    Heather Renwick
  • Righting Wrongs: The Five-Year Groundswell of State Bans on Life Without Parole for Children
    Heather Renwick
  • Trial Defense Guidelines: Representing a Child Client Facing a Possible Life Sentence
    Heather Renwick
Heather Renwick ~ The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
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