Juvenile Justice Litigation

NACDL Press Release, Defense Bar Lauds Supreme Court for Abolishing 'Life Without Parole' for Children and Teens, May 17, 2010

Graham v. Florida & Sullivan v. Florida Materials

Graham v. Florida; Sullivan v. Florida, U.S. Sup. Ct., Nos. 08-7621, cases below, 982 So.2d 43 (Fla.App.1 Dist. 2008) & 987 So.2d 83, unpublished (Fla.App.1 Dist. 2008).

Amicus Brief of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of petitioners, Graham v. Florida; Sullivan v. Florida, U.S. Sup. Ct., Nos. 08-7621, cases below, 982 So.2d 43 (Fla.App.1 Dist. 2008) & 987 So.2d 83, unpublished (Fla.App.1 Dist. 2008).

Impact of Graham on States

States affected: California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virgina

States with pending legislation: California, Louisiana, Florida 

States which have eliminated juvenile life without parole: Texas  

 

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