Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Life Sentences for Teenagers
Inmates imprisoned for life for committing murder as teens could have a second chance at freedom.
The Supreme Court started to consider extending a three-year-old ruling Tuesday, one that bans life sentences with no parole for juveniles in older cases.
The justices heard arguments Tuesday using a case dating back to 1963.
In that case, a man has been in prison for 52 years for killing a deputy when he was a teenager.
Now they will decide whether to apply this ruling to other retroactive cases.
A decision is expected in June 2016.