Michigan AG wants U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider juvenile lifer laws

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling on mandatory life sentences.

Back in 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court reversed juvenile lifer laws.

Laws such as this did not allow re-sentencing for anyone serving a life sentence for crimes they committed as a juvenile.

The nation’s highest courts said such laws were cruel and unusual punishments.

Schuette believes such re-sentencing hearings can be traumatic for victim’s families and he says it will allow dangerous people to be placed back into communities.

In addition to Michigan, 15 other states are also calling for the court to reconsider this ruling.

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