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Giving a juvenile life without parole may or may not be unconstitutional, but it's certainly stupid. Keeping a sex offender who has served his term in prison indefinitely because of the crimes he might commit may not be stupid, but it certainly ought to be unconstitutional.

-- Mark Kleiman
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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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