November 21, 2014
by Megan Miller
The international community generally recognizes three elements for statehood: territory, population and recognition by other nation states. It is understood that these states must be sovereign, with the ability to enter into diplomatic and other relationships with its fellow states. Many ...[read more]
October 22, 2014
by Megan Miller
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Jamaica are facing violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. The report, entitled "Not Safe at Home," summarizes findings during a five-week period last year through interviews with LGBT citizens and ...[read more]
September 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Supreme Court of North Korea on Sunday sentenced an American man to six years of hard labor for committing "hostile acts" against the country. The court convicted 24-year-old California resident Matthew Todd Miller of entering the country on April 10th illegally to commit espionage, a charge ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that juvenile murderers who were subject to mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole will not be resentenced if their cases were final before June 2012. The US Supreme Court ruled last year in Miller v. Alabama that the Eighth ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Amy Miller of the ACLU Nebraska discusses the recent challenge to Nebraska's ban on same-sex couple's rights to adopt and serve as foster parents...Those practicing in family law—no matter which state you're in—are used to one simple formulation in cases involving ch... ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrea Miller, University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2015, explains how Judge Korman's decision in Tummino v. Hamburg creates solid policy and legal precedent...US District Judge Edward Korman recently brought some much-needed closure to a 12-year legal debate over the ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Wednesday that sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional. Judge John Corbett O'Meara found that last year's Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama, which held that mandatory life ...[read more]
November 19, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the US Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama, which held that sentencing minors to life without parole constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment, will not apply retroactively. The appeals court ruled that the Supreme ...[read more]
September 24, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Perry Moriearty of the University of Minnesota Law School says that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs marks an important step toward restoring principles of rehabilitation to the juvenile justice system...Quantel Lotts was fourteen ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Senior Editor Elizabeth Imbarlina, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, argues that the US Supreme Court's reasoning in Miller v. Alabama can be extended to abolish life in prison without the possibility of parole sentences for all juvenile homicide offenders...(Her ...[read more]

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