The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Mass. SJC bars no-parole life terms for youths: Right before the holidays, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that life without parole for minors is unconstitutional. Not just mandatory LWOP but LWOP in general. Once again the argument of a teen’s brain not being fully developed was used as the reasoning behind the decision. “Simply …

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Kip Kinkel uses landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to challenge sentence: Once again Kip Kinkel is back in the news for appealing his sentence. Kinkel was sentenced to 115 years for the 1998 shooting and killing of his parents and killing two at Thurston High School in Oregon. He’s previously tried to have his sentence …

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Court: No automatic life without parole for kids: While everyone this week was flapping their gums about the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare there was another Supreme Court ruling that didn’t get nearly as much attention. This past week the Supreme Court ruled that states can not impose automatic sentences of life without parole to …

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