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Amicus Brief in Roper v. Simmons, Supreme Court Case on Death Penalty for Youth

January 01, 2004
In this friend-of-the-court brief, The Sentencing Project argued for ending the death penalty for juveniles.

The Supreme Court decided in Roper v. Simmons that it is unconstitutional to impose capital punishment for crimes committed while under the age of 18. The Sentencing Project submitted an amicus brief in this landmark case.

To read the brief, download the PDF below.

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