Toward Mercy: Excessive Sentencing and the Untapped Power of North Carolina’s Constitution

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In the Matter of the Personal Restraint of Miller

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Commonwealth v. Sheldon Mattis

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One in Five: How Mass Incarceration Deepens Inequality and Harms Public Safety

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People v. Parks Opinion

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Jones v. Mississippi Opinion

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Montgomery v. Louisiana Opinion

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In the Matter of Monschke Opinion

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Miller/Montgomery Evaluation Records Request Guide

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The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing

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Roper v. Simmons Opinion

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An Overview of Youth Rights in Facilities

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The Gault Ctr. (October 2023). This resource provides an overview of the constitutional and federal laws that are implicated when young people are placed in juvenile or adult facilities and includes concrete examples of common violations. This resource offers an introduction for youth defenders on how to spot federal and constitutional violations based on conditions…

Appellant’s Brief-Statutory Maximum Sentence is Unconstitutional Because Racial Characteristics May Have Played a Role (Florida)

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State v. Belcher (Connecticut)

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Sentencing Memorandum (New Jersey)

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Brief of Amicus Curiae in Support of Appellant (Washington)

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Defendant’s Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing (Virginia)

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Prospects For Developing Expert Evidence in Juvenile “Montgomery” Resentencing Cases

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Trial Defense Guidelines: Representing a Child Client Facing a Possible Life Sentence

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Iowa v. Lyle Opinion

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Illinois v. Pacheco Amicus Brief

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Welch v. United States Amicus Brief

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