Editorial, Toledo Blade
July 15, 2014
Michigan Supreme Court justices got it badly wrong: A misguided and mean-spirited ruling last week would consign roughly 350 Michigan inmates to die in prison for crimes they committed as teenagers, some as young as 14. This is not what justice under the law should mean in a civilized society.
The 4-3 decision was inhuman and illogical, throwing the fate of the so-called juvenile lifers into the federal courts and Michigan Legislature, which until now has acted as irrationally and callously on this issue as the state Supreme Court.