Life Without Parole for Juveniles and the Retroactivity Mess
Falkoff, Marc D.
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Over the past year, the Illinois appellate courts have been making a muddle of our state’s retroactivity doctrine, stretching the law by ordering some prisoners who committed murders as juveniles to be resentenced. The impulse is honorable, but the legal reasoning is flimsy. Cleaning up the mess is a job for the Illinois General Assembly.