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Bomb threat may result in new remedy for detained juveniles

Missouri Supreme Court

In Missouri, there’s no clear avenue for detained juveniles to claim ineffective assistance of counsel — but they might have one soon, thanks to a case heard by the Missouri Supreme Court on April 23.

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Criminal Law : Sentencing – Juvenile Offender – Mandatory Minimum Parole Law

Willbanks v. Department of Corrections (MLW No. 70764/Case No. SC95395 – 59 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Russell, J.; Fischer, C.J., Wilson and Powell, JJ., concur; Stith, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Draper and Breckenridge, JJ., concur in opinion of Stith, J.)

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Criminal Law : Sentencing – Juvenile Offender – Consecutive Sentences

State v. Nathan (MLW No. 70762/Case No. SC95473 – 56 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Fischer, C.J.; Wilson, Russell and Powell, JJ., concur; Stith, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Draper and Breckenridge, JJ., concur in opinion of Stith, J.)

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Constitutional Law : Sex Offender Registration – Juvenile Offender – Ripeness

In the Interest of S.C. v. Juvenile Officer (MLW No. 68463/Case No. SC95049 – 7 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Draper III, J.; all concur) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis City, Mason, J. (Patricia Harrison and Jeffrey Estes, St. Louis, for appellant) (Laura Harold, St. Louis, represented the juvenile officer).

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