Brief filed: 07/23/2009
Graham v. Florida; Sullivan v. Florida
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-7412 & 08-7621
Cases below, 982 So.2d 43 (Fla.App.1 Dist. 2008) & 987 So.2d 83, unpublished (Fla.App.1 Dist. 2008).
Individuals younger than age 18 at the time of the offense should not be subject to life without parole sentences, as such sentences violate the Eighth Amendment.
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