Professor Leslie Shoebotham Blogs from the Supreme Court in D.C. on Montgomery v. Louisiana

Professor Leslie Shoebotham has been attending oral arguments this week at the United States Supreme Court and has blogged and reported on the case. Both her argument preview and argument analysis were published on Hamilton and Griiffin on Rights, and featured by SCOTUSblog and Casetext.

Montgomery v. Louisiana will decide if a 2012 case on juvenile justice, Miller v. Alabama, could apply retroactively.   In Miller, the court held that “mandatory life without parole for those under the age of 18 at the time of their crime violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on ‘cruel and unusual punishment.’”  Oral arguments were held October 13, 2015.

Leslie A. Shoebotham currently serves as Victor H. Schiro Distinguished Professor of Law. Her areas of practice and expertise include Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Torts, Toxic Torts, and Environmental Law.