Moretti et al. v. State of Washington

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ACLU-WA submitted a brief in State v. Moretti, which asks the WA Supreme Court to address whether a sentence of life without parole (LWOP) constitutes cruel punishment when it is imposed under a three strikes mandatory minimum statute and some of the crimes were committed when the defendant was a young adult. The brief asks the Court to consider individual mitigating circumstances and highlights the tremendous variation in seriousness of the crimes on the “strikes” list. ACLU-WA has always opposed the three strikes mandatory minimum because it disproportionately impacts people of color and often results in disproportionate sentencing.