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Mr. Stevenson, ray ban sunglasses 2012 new for sale who represented the defendants before the high court, said Monday's ruling "recognized that children need additional attention and protection in the criminal-justice system." He said he expected most of the convicts to get new sentencing hearings, although states could also commute the sentences on their own or change state laws to conform to the high-court ruling. In previous cases involving the Eighth Amendment, the justices have been guided by "evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society," a phrase used by Chief Justice Earl Warren in a 1958 opinion. Chief Justice Roberts said decency "is not the same thing as leniency. A decent society protects the innocent from violence." Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said the state respected the court's decision but profoundly disagreed with it. "It is rare that a juvenile commits the ray ban sunglasses cheap sale 1832 worst kind of murder," Mr. Strange said. "But when this happens, the Alabama Legislature and most other American legislatures have determined that the appropriate sentence is life without parole." He said Mr. Miller would receive a new sentencing hearing. The office of Arkansas's attorney general said it respected the decision. Separately, the high court stood by its 2010 Citizens United ruling lifting restrictions on corporate and union political contributions, ray ban sunglasses 2012 new for sale 1837 nullifying a Montana state law that put limits on corporate electioneering.