2013-2014 Jorde Symposium: Regulatory Agencies and Public Policy

24 Sep 2013 01:19am  

Renee v. Duncan: The Perilous Pendulum of National Politics and a Pathway to Protecting Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Youth

24 Sep 2013 01:07am Sean Darling-Hammond 

Rehabilitating Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Analysis of Miller v. Alabama

18 Sep 2013 10:08pm Anna K. Christensen 

Current CLR member Anna K. Christensen argues that the Supreme Court's decision in Miller v. Alabama stopped short of providing juvenile offenders with complete justice.  By failing to categorically ban life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders, Christensen asserts that the Court neglected an opportunity to fashion a sentencing system that acknowledges that while youth offenders are more apt to engage in risky behavior, they are also more responsive to rehabilitative services.

This case note is one of seven written by California Law Review members for Circuit's first case note program. 

Is Twenty-Two Years Enough for the “Millennium Bomber”?: The Threat of Terrorism to Appellate Review of Sentences

03 Sep 2013 11:38pm Robin Kuntz 

Robin Kuntz, a current CLR member, analyzes the implications of the Ninth Circuit's decision in United States v. Ressam, the first case in the jurisdiction involving the criminal sentencing of a terrorist under the advisory Sentencing Guidelines. Kuntz concludes that although the Guidelines do not offer a clear standard by which a court must set a criminal defendant's punishment, this is advantageous, particularly in cases involving terrorists like the "Millennium Bomber," the defendant at the heart of Ressam.

This case note is one of seven written by California Law Review members for Circuit's first case note program. 

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