Amy Breihan is co-director of the Missouri office of the MacArthur Justice Center, a non-profit civil rights law firm that fights for racial, gender, social and economic justice through litigation on behalf of people involved in the carceral and criminal legal systems. She joined the organization as a staff attorney when it opened a new Missouri office in 2016. Seh was previously a trial attorney with the law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, in both their Chicago and St. Louis offices. She has extensive trial, appellate,and mediation experience and has prioritized public interest work throughout her career.
This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the Miller v. Alabama, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision banning mandatory sentences of life without parole for children. The decision recognized that youth are both less culpable for theirs crimes and more capable of rehabilitation than adults, because of significant differences in their brains and behavior. The […]