[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in three cases. In Jackson v. Hobbs [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will consider whether the imposition of a life-without-parole sentence on a 14-year-old child convicted of homicide violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment [text] prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. The court has also been asked to decide whether such a sentence violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments when it is imposed upon a…