Supplemental Amicus Curiae Letter of Pacific Juvenile Defender Center and Juvenile Law Center on Behalf of Defendant and Appellant Rodrigo Caballero

Published On: July 1, 2012

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Sue Burrell wrote this letter on behalf of the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center to the Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court to answer the court’s question of what impact does Miller v. Alabama have on the court’s future decision in People v. Caballero. The short answer is that Miller has no direct impact on this case, but it reaffirms the underlying reasoning of Graham v. Florida, which is the controlling case.

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