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Peo. v. Merriweather

POSTCONVICTION The Fourth District ruled that defendant forfeited his as-applied constitutional challenge to his de facto life sentence, which he raised for the first time on appeal from the denial of leave to file a successive postconviction petition. The Fourth District refused to overlook forfeiture of a juvenile offender’s eighth amendment claim, disagreeing with People v. Nieto, 2016 IL App (1st) 121604, ¶ 35. The Fourth District also vacated the trial court’s denial of leave to file and remanded because the trial court failed to exercise its discretion whether to allow defendant ...[More]

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