People v. Caballero

Amicus curiae brief of the Juvenile Law Center, Human Rights Advocates, Human Rights Watch, the Loyola Law School Center for Law and Policy, and the Disability Rights Legal Center filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the defendant-appellant.

Brief filed: 10/28/2011


People v. Caballero

Supreme Court of California; Case No. S190647


Sentencing a juvenile to imprisonment – a term of years – with a parole eligibility date that falls past his natural life expectancy violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. 

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Constance de la Vega, et al., Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic, U.C.S.F. School of Law; Maureen Pacheco, Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, Los Angeles; Jessica R. Feierman, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia; Elizabeth M. Calvin, Human Rights Watch, Los Angeles; and Paula Pearlman and Shawna Parks, Disability Rights Legal Center, Los Angeles.