Pennsylvania Governor Signs Senate Bill into Law

Last week I posted about how the Pennsylvania Legislature passed Senate Bill No. 850 which would provide a prospective only fix for Miller v Alabama. On Thursday August 25, their Governor signed the bill into law as 2012 Public Act 204. Here is a link to the fact sheet on the bill. Juvenile advocates believe that the fix is still too tough. Again, the fix is not retroactive.

Still no word from our Court of Appeals on Michigan’s JLWOP Case (
People v Carp). A nice article on the case appeared in the Detroit Voice over the weekend.