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U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Juvenile Life Without Parole Case Following New Virginia Legislation

In February, the Virginia Attorney General and attorneys representing Lee Boyd Malvo, who has served 18 years of a juvenile life-without-parole sentence, requested and received a dismissal of Mr. Malvo’s case from the U.S. Supreme Court. This came after new legislation in Virginia allowing prisoners serving life sentences for crimes committed as juveniles to be eligible for parole after twenty years of incarceration. 

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In Memoriam: The Project Remembers Larry Hammond

The Project remembers and honors the life of Larry A. Hammond, who was a long-time volunteer attorney with the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project and a dedicated advocate for death-sentenced prisoners in Arizona. Mr. Hammond founded organizations to fight wrongful convictions and improve capital representation, advised the Project on numerous undertakings, and received several national awards in recognition of his historic efforts.

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Project Press is the newsletter of the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project. Each issue contains news about the Project, clients in need of pro bono assistance, death penalty cases and opinions, training opportunities, and much more!

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