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Monday SCOTUS Orders

The US Supreme Court orders list is here.  See prior posts Thursday and FridayNew Mexico v. Herring was turned down, but there was no action on the other cases mentioned in Thursday's post.

The Court sent a juvenile LWOP case back to California courts for reconsideration in light of Miller v. Alabama.  There should be nothing to consider, since Miller by its terms applies only to mandatory sentencing systems and California's is discretionary.  However, one California Court of Appeal has misapplied Miller to California law (see this post), and this is the second time SCOTUS has sent a California case back for equal opportunity to be erroneously decided.

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