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Old 02-13-2019, 08:47 PM
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No death penalty or life sentences for SC juveniles under proposed laws

"Bipartisan bills making their way through the South Carolina General Assembly would prevent life sentences and the death penalty as punishments for juveniles convicted of crimes.

The so-called Youth Sentencing Act of 2019 was introduced in the House Wednesday, February 6. It's co-sponsored by Rep. Neal Collins, a Republican from Pickens County, and Rep. Beth Bernstein, a Columbia Democrat. Both are attorneys serving on the House Judiciary Committee."

https://abcnews4.com/news/lowcountry...r-proposed-law
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I admit I didn't click on the link but the USSC ruled in 2005 that no one who committed a crime as a juvenile could receive the death penalty so that seems rather moot. They also cautioned on LWOP for juveniles which have had several cases re-evaluated but last I recall it was as clean cut as DP
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I admit I didn't click on the link but the USSC ruled in 2005 that no one who committed a crime as a juvenile could receive the death penalty so that seems rather moot. They also cautioned on LWOP for juveniles which have had several cases re-evaluated but last I recall it was as clean cut as DP
This is separate state legislation that delves into a much deeper issue here in South Carolina. The ruling that you're referencing has already been address here and those men have had their cases reevaluated.

https://www.postandcourier.com/archi...325de93c1.html
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