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Sullivan v. Florida

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-7621 Fla. Ct. App. 1st Dist. Nov 9, 2009
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May 17, 2010 9-0 Per Curiam OT 2009
 
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Holding: The Court held that the case should not have been heard by them in the first place, thereby declining to decide whether sentencing a thirteen-year-old to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole is cruel and unusual punishment.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Dismissed as improvidently granted in a per curiam opinion on May 17, 2010. In light of Graham v. Florida.

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