State of Tennessee v. Tyshon Booker (Concur)

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Not so long ago, it was commonplace for states to require juveniles convicted of
homicide to serve sentences of over fifty years. Now, that practice has vanished. A review
of sentencing statutes enacted by state legislatures and court decisions shows that there is
now only one state where juvenile offenders face a mandatory non-aggregated sentence of
more than 50 years for first-degree murder with no aggravating factors—Tennessee. In the
entirety of the nation, Tennessee stands alone.
Authoring Judge
Justice Holly Kirby
Originating Judge
Judge G. Scott Green
Case Name
State of Tennessee v. Tyshon Booker (Concur)
Date Filed
Dissent or Concur
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