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2015
Document 029899
Nation's Highest Court Weighs Correctional Security and Religious Freedom
By Schultz, Eric.
"On Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, the second day of the Supreme Court’s 2014 term, the justices heard oral arguments in the case of Holt v. Hobbs, with important implications for corrections. At question in the case was whether or not the Arkansas Department of Correction’s (ADC) no-beard policy violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and whether the half-inch beard requested by inmate Gregory Houston Holt sufficiently satisfies the department’s security goals" (p. 64... Read More

5 pages
2015
Document 031321
The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing [and Accompanying Briefs]
By Scott, Elizabeth; Grisso, Thomas; Levick, Marsha; Steinberg, Laurence. Models for Change (Chicago, DC); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL).
“In the past decade, the Supreme Court has transformed the constitutional landscape of juvenile crime regulation. In three strongly worded opinions, the Court held that imposing harsh criminal sentences on juvenile offenders violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. In combination, these cases create a special status for juveniles under Eighth Amendment doctrine as a category of offenders whose culpability is mitigated by their youth and immaturity, even for... Read More

40 pages
2013
Document 027177
Millbrook v. United States, Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court (Washington, DC); Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute (Ithaca, NY).
Millbrook was being held in the custody of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) when she was sexually assaulted. She contends that sovereign immunity does not apply to the officers in this instance since the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) waives their immunity. The Supreme Court agreed that the FTCA allows for suits to be brought against federal law enforcement officers for committing intentional torts during the performance of their jobs. This judgement will positively impact the ability of... Read More
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