Harsh Punishments for Harsher Juveniles

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* | PAUL PINKHAM.  (2009, September 24). State plans push for harsher terms JUVENILES Two cases from North Florida are headed for the Supreme Court. Florida Times Union,B.1.  Retrieved December 19, 2009, from Business Dateline. (Document ID: 1866348441).|

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PAUL PINKHAM.  (2009, September 24). State plans push for harsher terms JUVENILES Two cases from North Florida are headed for the Supreme Court. Florida Times Union,B.1.  Retrieved December 19, 2009, from Business Dateline. (Document ID: 1866348441).| Abstract (Summary)

[...] his sentence is not disproportionate.
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Copyright Florida Times Union Sep 24, 2009
Sentencing juveniles as adults is an appropriate way to fight crime and is for Florida lawmakers, not federal courts, to decide, state lawyers will argue when the U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue in a Jacksonville case in November. The state's position, outlined in a 63-page brief by the Florida Attorney General's Office, is bolstered by organizations who filed seven supporting briefs in Washington this week. They include a coalition of victims groups, the National District Attorneys Association and 19 other state attorneys general, all opposing a Jacksonville inmate who is challenging life prison sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of non-homicides. The Supreme Court agreed in May to hear...
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