Does SB 1437 Include a Conviction for Manslaughter?

Senate Bill 1437, by its text, specifically states that it applies only to convictions for first- and second-degree murder convictions. However, there are legal scholars who have pointed out quite persuasively that if one is charged with first-degree or second-degree murder, but that person resolves the case for voluntary manslaughter, the intended scope of SB 1437 should allow resentencing for the person convicted of voluntary manslaughter, too. Moreover, the person should not be excluded from SB 1437 relief just because he or she pled to voluntary manslaughter. Did these academic arguments prevail in court? To find out, please click on the following link –

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