Wyoming v. Mares

Brief of Juvenile Law Center, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. as amici curiae in Support of Appellee Edwin Ike Mares (full list of amici in appendix to linked brief).

Brief filed: 04/04/2014


Wyoming v. Mares

Supreme Court of Wyoming; Case No. S-13-0223


The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly held that children are categorically less deserving of the harshest forms of punishment. Appellee’s mandatory life sentence is unconstitutional even in light of Wyoming’s post-millersentencing amendments. Miller v. Alabama applies retroactively pursuant to U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

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Marsha L. Levick, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, PA; Dona Playton, Laramie, WY.