The Monday Catchup

Despite a number of Supreme Court rulings, most recently in 2012, many juveniles have received automatic life sentences for their crimes.

Despite a number of Supreme Court rulings, most recently in 2012, many juveniles have not been able to have their life sentences removed.

Welcome back! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: In 2010 and 2012 the Supreme Court ruled against giving mandatory life sentences to juveniles, suggesting they often deserved a chance at redemption. The Court’s ruling has affected the outcome of many cases since then but some states have been slow to re-hear life sentence cases. Reports The New York Times:

But most states have taken half measures, at best, to carry out the rulings, which could affect more than 2,000 current inmates and countless more in years to come, according to many youth advocates and legal experts.

Everything Else:

Amazon, which will eventually be the world’s only store, has patented a process called “anticipatory shipping.” That’s right, Amazon wants to ship you things before you even buy them.

Recreational marijuana clearly isn’t holding back the Denver Broncos, who trounced the Patriots 26-16 yesterday, advancing to the Super Bowl. The Broncos will face the Seattle Seahawks, who beat San Francisco last night.

Justin Beiber has been sipping plenty of sizzurp as of late, reports TMZ.

Drake killed it on SNL over the weekend. Here’s him playing comedian Katt Williams on “Nancy Grace.”

After winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did a series of interviews with Roots author Alex Haley that were published the following year in Playboy. Their publication on The Daily Beast reminds us how far we still have to go.

Tyra Banks tweeted that she’ll be starring in the sequel to Disney’s “Life-Size.” “It will be very modern,” said Banks.

The Long Read: New Yorker editor David Remnick profiles Barack Obama.

The Weather: Expect cold temperatures and snow this week. Temps will dip down to a high of 13 this Thursday (low of -1), reaching a balmy 26F by Saturday. Welcome to winter.

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