Supreme Court Hears Appeals on Non-homicide Cases for Youths

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Today the Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge life sentences for children, without possibility of parole, in cases where murder was not involved. Four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles who commit crimes before the age of eighteen should not be subject to the death penalty. Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor and legal correspondent at


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