The Supreme Court has taken up the controversial issue of life in prison for juvenile offenders. NBC's Pete Williams reports.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether sentences of life without parole given to two 14-year-olds convicted of murder were too harsh considering their age. The justices seemed concerned about where to draw the line.
“Is there a minimum age?” asked Justice Stephen Breyer. “Is it 10? Is it 8?"
Justice Antonin Scalia suggested it be left to the states – which is what Alabama is arguing in this case.
See the video report by NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams, above, for more.
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