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Devina Douglas

Devina Douglas, '15

Supreme Court Amicus Brief Cites 2015 Graduate's Law Review Comment

November 4, 2015

Tags: Alumni, Student Life, 2015, News

A recent Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States cites a McGeorge Law Review comment by Devina Douglas, '15. Douglas contributed "A Suggested Minor Refinement of Miller v. Alabama (pdf)," which examines the United States Supreme Court's action in 2012's Miller v. Alabama, which forbids mandatory life without parole (LWOP) sentences for Juveniles in the McGeorge Law Review, Volume 46, Issue 4.

Douglas' comment is noted on page 25 of the Henry Montgomery v. State of Louisiana amicus brief as footnote 11: Douglas is currently a law clerk in the criminal defense practice of the Li & Lozada Law Group in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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