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Details on Ohio's new ban of juve LWOP and the broader national landscape

As mentioned in this recent post, Ohio recently enacted a new law largely banning life without parole sentences for juveniles.  Daniel Nichanian has this new piece at The Appeal: Political Report about the law and the national develops in this space. I recommend the whole piece, and here are excerpts (with links and the graphic from the original): Ohio is expanding access to parole hearings for people who have been incarcerated ever since they were children.  It will no longer sentence minors t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Senate, Virginia, Gop, Ohio, Burns, Mike DeWine, Douglas A Berman, Michael O'Malley, Daniel Nichanian, Kevin Werner, Brooke Burns, Ohio Justice Policy Center, Cuyahoga Cleveland

"How States Transformed Criminal Justice in 2020, and How They Fell Short"

The title of this post is the title of this big retrospective put together masterfully by Daniel Nichanian at The Appeal: Political Report.  I highly recommend review of the whole piece, so that you can fully understand its subhealine: "This year of crises, revisited. Nearly 90 state-level bills and initiatives. 17 themes. 7 maps." And here is the lengthy piece's preamble to the issue-by-issue review of reforms: Throughout 2020’s unprecedented challenges, criminal justice reform advocates calle...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Daniel Nichanian, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd

Highlighting the election of local prosecutors who have pledged never to seek death sentences

Daniel Nichanian has this great entry at The Appeal: Political Report titled "Newly Elected Prosecutors Are Challenging The Death Penalty," which effectively reviews the political success of a significant number of prosecutors who have pledged not to pursue capital sentences. Here is parts of the poast: Death penalty opponents have made great strides over the last decade, getting states to outlaw the sentence or at least reduce its use. Now they’re gaining allies from local officials with direc...
Tags: Texas, Law, Colorado, California, Virginia, Los Angeles, Georgia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Arizona, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jason Williams, Republican, Ben Cohen, Los Angeles County

Ending JLWOP, Virginia makes all juvenile offenders eligible for parole (and thereby moots SCOTUS consideration of Malvo case)

As effectively reported here by Daniel Nichanian at The Appeal: Political Report, Monday brought big news out of Virginia that had an echo effect on the Supreme Court's docket. The report is headlined "Virginia Makes All Children Eligible For Parole, A Major Shift For This Punitive State," and here are the details: Virginia will give hundreds of people who have been incarcerated for decades, ever since they were kids, a shot at petitioning for release. House Bill 35 will make people who have be...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Virginia, Court, Alabama, West Virginia, Illinois, Miller, U S Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, Kent Scheidegger, Munsingwear, Daniel Nichanian, Virginia Legislature, Malvo

Looking back on state criminal justice reform and significant reporting of 2019

I fear I may not find time to do a full "2019 blog in review" post in the coming days, though I hope to soon do a post noting some highlights from this past year as I imagine what 2020 might bring in the sentencing universe.   I certainly can find time here to spotlight some other notable "year in review" efforts.  Specifically, a must-read for anyone focused on state-level reforms in this Appeal piece by Daniel Nichanian headlined "From marijuana to the Death Penalty, States Led the Way in 2019...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Daniel Nichanian, Death Penalty States

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court issued decisions in four cases; Mark Walsh has a first-hand account of the announcements for this blog. In Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, the justices ruled 5-4 that Ohio’s process for removing infrequent voters from the state’s voter rolls, under which a failure to vote triggers the removal process, does not violate federal voter-registration laws. Amy Howe has this blog’s opinion analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Subscript has a graphic explainer...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Washington, Court, Nbc News, Bloomberg, Indiana, Cnn, United States, Liberty, New York Times, Commission, Ohio, Fox News

John Roberts Made The Most Important Pro-Trump Vote

Fine. Let's talk about black turnout, but let's do it in the only fair way.
Tags: Politics, Justice, Law, Election 2016, Voting Rights, John Roberts, Shelby County, Election Law, Daniel Nichanian

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans’ Interest In The Election Could Mean High Turnout In November

Three in four Americans are tuned in to the election, but not everyone's happy about the campaign. Donald Trump’s recent comments are viewed as racist by a majority of Americans. And pollsters explain how independent voters affected their estimates in the California Democratic primary. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, June 9, 2016. THIS ELECTION IS GAINING A LOT OF ATTENTION - Jim Norman: "Three in four Americans are giving 'quite a lot' of thought to the upcoming presidential election, a...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, California, Barack Obama, European Union, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, House, Paul Mitchell, Yougov, Illinois, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Hillary

HUFFPOLLSTER: Sorry Bernie Fans, A Sanders Comeback Is Unlikely

Bernie Sanders’ chances are dwindling fast. Donald Trump no longer needs Indiana to win a delegate majority. And this campaign cycle has taken a toll on Americans’ views of the GOP. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 29, 2016. A SANDERS COMEBACK IS HIGHLY IMPROBABLE - Milo Beckman: "[T]he unsexy truth is that, barring some catastrophic news event, Sanders will not win the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. In fact, most past candidates in Sanders’s position dropped out long be...
Tags: Florida, News, California, US, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Ohio, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Clinton