The Court’s View Of The Maturity Of Minors

Justice Thomas’ concurring opinion in Jones v. Mississippi (April 2021) said: The Court’s language in this line of precedents is notable. When addressing juvenile murderers, this Court has stated that “ ‘children are different’ ” and that courts must consider “a child’s lesser culpability.” Montgomery, 577 U. S., at 207–208 (emphasis added). And yet, when…