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Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Mandatory Minimums for Minors Law [Slate]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016  
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Mandatory Minimums


A Florida judge extended the Supreme Court’s logic on Friday to strike down the state’s mandatory minimums for minors law. Florida requires that any minor who “killed, intended to kill, or attempted to kill” be sentenced to at least 40 years in prison. Under the statute, judges have no discretion to lessen this sentence.


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