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Commonwealth v. Lutskov [SJC 12411]

February 01, 2018

The Boston Bar Association filed an amicus brief in this case after the Supreme Judicial Court solicited briefs in November with the question: “where the defendant was convicted, as a youthful offender, of armed home invasion and other offenses, whether his sentence of twenty years in state prison (the mandatory minimum for armed home invasion) violates article 26 of the Declaration of Rights.” Our brief argues that the application of adult mandatory minimum sentences to juveniles is a violation of Declaration of Rights.