"Justiceline: August 17, 2012"
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- The California Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to 110 years to life. The decision comes in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision forbidding mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles.
- A Michigan appeals court rejected a lawsuit by state house Democrats seeking to enforce the Michigan Constitution’s requirement that laws which take immediate effect receive a 2/3s majority vote.
- Garrett Epps explains why voter ID laws are unconstitutional.
- The full Third Circuit will consider whether public school students have a First Amendment right to wear bracelets that say “I ♥ Boobies.” No word on whether the judges will meet after the hearing to take bong hits for Jesus.
- And, finally, it is never a good thing when the federal judge trying your case accuses you of “smoking crack.”