Thursday, November 5, 2009


The following is an update from Maryellen Johnson of the Pendulum Foundation:

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative will be arguing before the United States Supreme Court that JLWOP should be unconstitutional for those who have not committed homicide. He will be heard in the next two weeks; the ruling will come down by March.

Whether the ruling will have broader implications depends on how the justices write their ruling – narrowly or broadly. And whether they decide that JLWOP for non-homicide cases IS constitutional.

Our side is in good hands with Bryan. He is brilliant, as well as compassionate.

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