FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down mandatory sentences of life imprisonment without parole for convicted murderers who were only 14 years old when they committed their crimes.
Brian Gallini, associate professor of law at the University of Arkansas, is available to speak with members of the media to explain the ruling and its legal ramifications.
Gallini’s article, “Equal Sentences for Unequal Participation: Should the Eighth Amendment Allow All Juvenile Murder Accomplices to Receive Life Without Parole?” was published in the Oregon Law Review and deals with the subject of juvenile sentencing in depth.
Gallini’s scholarship focuses on law enforcement discretion issues in the context of interrogation methods, consent searches and profiling. He regularly presents papers at conferences, roundtables and colloquia. His most recent piece, Schneckloth v. Bustamonte: History's Unspoken Fourth Amendment Anomaly, won the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools' 2011-12 Call for Papers competition.