In re PRP of Light-Roth

This court case is completed

In this case, the ACLU urged the Washington Supreme Court to allow juveniles and young adults to challenge the draconian adult sentences imposed on them, because youth has been recognized as a mitigating factor in sentencing. The youth in this case was sentenced to the top end of the standard sentence range for a murder committed when he was 19. The ACLU brief urges the Court to treat the youth’s challenge to his sentence as timely, and to allow retroactive application of a ruling that recognized youth could be a mitigating factor for young adults as well as juveniles.