Esther Hong

Esther Hong is an Acting Assistant Professor Lawyering at the New York University School of Law. She formerly represented indigent individuals in criminal and juvenile delinquency appeals before the California state and federal appellate courts. She obtained her JD from Stanford Law School, and clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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Justice Kennedy’s Justice for Juveniles: Roper’s Reach

Justice Kennedy’s Justice for Juveniles: Roper’s Reach

In the field of juvenile justice, Justice Kennedy is most recognized for his Eighth Amendment sentencing decisions.  Principally, in 2005, he authored the opinion Roper v. Simmons, which abolished the death penalty for juveniles who ...