Posts Tagged 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Fourth Circuit Says People Under 21 But Older Than 18 Can Buy Handguns
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 14, 2021
In a win for Second Amendment advocates, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sided this week with two Central Virginians in their quest to purchase a handgun despite being under the federally required age limit. Brad Kutner reports.
In Virginia, Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole Wait in Limbo
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 24, 2016
Jason Clem is 12 years into a life sentence for a murder he committed when he was 16. A nonprofit estimates there are 60 people like Clem in Virginia, serving a life sentence without hope of parole, for a crime they committed when they are under 18. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that’s unconstitutional. But, so far, that’s had little effect for those in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Federal Court Considers Virginia’s Sentencing of Teenage Murderers
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 20, 2016
Jason Clem was 16 when, in the course of robbing the restaurant he worked at, he murdered his boss. Clem was sentenced to a life term. Now, 12 years later, Clem’s lawyers argue that punishment is unconstitutional. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond heard his case Tuesday. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.