The Bochner Law was a law passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1972. The law provides that that criminal juvenile offenders who possess superhuman powers who are arrested and charges with felonies are to be automatically tried and sentenced as if they are adults. On July 29, 1974, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Pennsylvania vs. Tobias, confirming that the law did not violate Constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. This ruling thus allows superhuman juvenile offenders to be sent to "super-maximum security" prisons upon conviction.