• UNDERSTAND HOW FUNDAMENTALLY UNFAIR THE FELONY MURDER RULE IS.
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    The cases of Keyon Harrison, Larry Whitfield, and Rebecca Forward demonstrates how fundamentally unfair the felony murder rule is. This rule allows accidental killings to be punished as severely as premeditated, intentional killings.
  • THIS TEXAS LAW EXPLICITLY DISCRIMINATES AGAINST GAY MINORS.
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    Texas’s statutory rape law provides an affirmative defense for heterosexuals who meet certain additional requirement. However, this affirmative defense is not available to gay individuals under similar circumstances.
  • THE FACE OF A SECOND CHANCE AT REDEMPTION- JEREMIAH BOURGEOIS.
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    Jeremiah Bourgeois’s incredibly story is proof that the Supreme Court got Miller right when it ruled that minors cannot be sentenced to a mandatory life in prison without possibility of parole. However, Miller has not gone far enough.
  • A SECOND CHANCE FOR THE JUVENILE KILLER : WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
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    The United States Remains the only nation that locks up minors for life without the possibility of parole. Although the Supreme Court has banned mandatory JLWOP sentences, discretionary JLWOP are allowed.
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    It is falsely believed that America’s incarceration problem is due to the federal governments war on drugs in the late 80’s and early 90’s. However, research shows that lengthy prison sentences for violent offenders is the real cause of…
  • THE CALL TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF LIABILITY FOR FELONY MURDER
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    To say that the felony murder rule is unpopular among legal scholars is to put the issue mildly. This law has been widely criticized as abhorrent, barbaric, archaic, and lacking a place in modern society. Yet, this law continue…

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