University of Baltimore

Kavanaugh was old enough to know better — and to suffer the consequences

Kavanaugh was old enough to know better — and to suffer the consequences

At the University of Baltimore School of Law, we have a clinic, the Juvenile Justice Project, in which students work with faculty to seek the release of people sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed before they were 18. The clinic does not argue that the crimes of its clients are not considered serious or that there should not be punishment for them, only that, in accordance with recent Supreme Court decisions, their clients’ youth should be considered before sentencing them to life in prison. They still pay a price, as they should, for their crimes, some of which were committed when they were as young as 14.

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