Tag Archives: Graham v. Florida

Invasion of the Judicial and Legislative Branches

On Monday, July 16, Governor Terry Branstad issued a commutation to 38 of Iowa’s lifers.  That group of lifers consists of those felons who are serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as … Continue reading

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A Must-Do for the Iowa Legislature

The Iowa Legislature must conform to the holding in Graham. “That for a juvenile offender who did not commit homicide the Eighth Amendment forbids the sentence of life without parole.” Continue reading

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