Friday, June 19, 2015

Justice Lashes Out Against Solitary Confinement In Case About Jury Bias

Courts may “be required” — at another time, in another case — to address “a solitary confinement regime that will bring [an inmate] to the edge of madness, perhaps to madness itself,” Justice Anthony Kennedy writes. A solitary confinement case could make its way to the Supreme Court this fall.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy goes out of his way to express concern about the constitutionality of solitary confinement — and Justice Clarence Thomas pointedly responds.


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