Court Rules Life without Parole for Juveniles Unconstitutional

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that the sentencing of two fourteen-year-old boys to life without parole violated the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

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Understand why court decided they way they did but as most narrow decisions it appears almost irrelevant to the majority of persons sentenced for murder. The court is basically saying that we can sentence you for life with possibility of parole after X number of years at which time a parole board will basically review and most likely deny parole. Result is almost the same. Thoughts?

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