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Youth Offender Parole--Constitutionality of Excluding Young Adults Sentenced Under One Strike law

Does Penal Code section 3051, subdivision (h), violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by excluding young adults convicted and sentenced for serious sex crimes under the One Strike law (Pen. Code, 667.61) from youth offender parole consideration, while young adults convicted of first degree murder are entitled to such consideration? (People v. Williams (2020) 47 Cal.App.5th 475, review granted 7/22/2020 (S262229/D074098).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Williams (Apr. 7, 2020, A157031) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/22/2020 (S262191)

Updated: 7/22/2020

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