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Mandatory minimums for juvenile offenders OK’ed (access required)

  A South Carolina law that imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment for murder convictions does not violate the U.S. Constitution when applied to defendants who committed their crimes as juveniles, the state’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled. Terrell Smith stabbed a man to death, and tried to stab another man, in Charleston in ...

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