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In re Gault 387 U.S. Case Brief

In re Gault 387 U.S. Case Brief

Facts

In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), it was an important case for the United States Supreme Court.   The Court ruled that juveniles (children and teenagers) have the same rights as adults when they are accused of a crime. For example, they have due process rights, like the right to have a lawyer, when they are being questioned by the police, and when they are on trial. The Court’s ruling, in this case, was so important for children’s rights that Justice Earl Warren said it would become “the Magna Carta for juveniles.” This is a Student Sample ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

Rule of Law

Juveniles should undergo the same Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of our Constitution when accused of a crime.

Issues

  1. Were Gerald Gault’s due process rights violated when he was convicted and sent to juvenile prison?
  2. Was the Arizona Juvenile Code unconstitutional because it did not give juveniles the due process rights of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution?
  3. Did juveniles have the same due process rights as adults? Did the Fourteenth Amendment apply to juvenile court processes? This is a Student Sample ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

Held

Gerald’s Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of our Constitution rights was violated.

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