SC: Convict’s right to raise juvenility plea at any time needs rethink
Nearly a decade after giving convicts the right to raise juvenility plea at any stage, the Supreme Court on Friday realised that its 2012 ruling has opened the floodgates for petitions where convicts, even more than a decade after dismissal of their final appeals, continue to raise the plea that they were juveniles at the time of the crime to seek reduction in sentence.
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