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March 27, 2008

Eighth Amendment SCOTUS cert petition to watch

In a pair of posts late last year (here and here), I discussed some of the interesting facets in Pittman, a South Carolina case involving the severe sentencing of a child murderer for his crime committed at age 12.  The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the Pittman cert petition in its private conference at the end of this week, and I will be looking eagerly for news about the case on Monday.

This page at the UT School of Law detailes the work done by a law school clinic to present this case effectively to the Supreme Court.  The page also has links to the filings (including amicus filings) in conjunction with the cert petition, all of which provide interesting reading.

March 27, 2008 at 04:19 AM | Permalink


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