On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments related to two separate murder cases in which 14-year-olds were sentenced to life without parole. The court will take up the constitutionality of such a sentence for juveniles. Northeastern University news office asked Mary OConnell a professor in Northeasterns School of Law with expertise in youth and family law to examine the impact of the courts ultimate ruling and explain how juvenile cases are handled differently than adult cases.
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