Juvenile Life Sentences
Watch the arguments on the State Bar of Michigan's Website.
Raymond Carp Brief on Appeal (filed 1/14/2014) Plaintiff-Appellee's Brief (St. Clair County, filed 2/18/14) and Defendant-Appellant's Reply (with exhibits).
and Brief of Attorney General Bill Schuette as Intervenor (filed 2/20/14) with supplemental briefing after oral arguments by Carp and the People of the State of Michigan.
Amicus Briefs filed in support of the People by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney (in People v Eliason)
Amicus Briefs filed in support of Defendants-Appellants by the Students of Father Richard Gabriel High School, the American Civil Liberties Union (together with appendices and pending Motion for Permission to file), Faith Based Organizations and Religious Leaders (together with appendices and Motion for Permission to file), the Victims and Victims' Rights Organizations, the Integrity of the Justice System (an ad hoc committee of former prosecutors, former judges, former governmental officials, leaders of bar associations and law school deans and professors), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, an ad hoc committee of Former MDOC Officials, and Correctional, Penological, Public Safety and Mental Health Organizations and Individual Experts, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan in support of Cortez Davis and Raymond Carp, the State Appellate Defender Office in support of Raymond Carp, and from the Juvenile Law Center.
Michigan Court of Appeals Litigation:
People v Skinner, Docket No. 317892, issued August 20, 2015
People v Hyatt, Docket No. 325741, issued January 19, 2016
People v Hyatt, Conflict Panel, Order dated February 12, 2016
Guide for Representing Juveniles Charged with First Degree Murderprepared by SADO Deputy Director Jonathan Sacks and U of M Law Professor Kimberly Thomas, October 2014.
Records and Release Forms
- MDOC CFJ-542_Authorization for Disclosure of Health
- General Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Medical Information
Recording of July 2012 Training - Subscribers Only
Dr. Daniel Keating, CV July 2012
JLWOP Training Video Archive - Subscribers Only
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