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Title The constitutional rights of children : in re Gault and juvenile justice / David S. Tanenhaus.
Publication Info. Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2011.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  KF 228 .G377 T36 2011    CHECKED IN
Description xviii, 152 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Landmark law cases & American society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-141) and index.
Contents A disgrace for the state of Arizona -- Have you got big bombers? -- This is going to be a great case -- It will be known as the Magna Carta for juveniles -- Kent and Gault already seem like period pieces.
Summary "When fifteen-year-old Gerald Gault of Globe, Arizona, allegedly made an obscene phone call to a neighbor, he was arrested by the local police, tried in a proceeding that did not require his accuser's testimony, and sentenced to six years in a juvenile "boot camp"--for an offense that would have cost an adult only two months. Led by Norman Dorsen, the ACLU ultimately took Gault's case to the Supreme Court and in 1967 won a landmark decision authored by Justice Abe Fortas. Widely celebrated as the most important children's rights case of the twentieth century, In re Gault affirmed that children have some of the same rights as adults and formally incorporated the Fourteenth Amendment's due process protections into the administration of the nation's juvenile courts."--Back cover.
Subject Gault, Gerald Francis, 1949 or 50- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States -- Cases.
Due process of law -- United States -- Cases.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Cases.
ISBN 9780700618132 (cloth : alk. paper)
0700618139 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700618149 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0700618147 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 710044993
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