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1 In Re Gault Julie Martinez Block 2

2 “Neither the Fourteenth Amendment nor the Bill of Rights is for adults alone”

3 In Regards to Gault 0 Argued Tuesday, December 6, Decided Monday, May 5, 1967 "Facts and Case Summary: In Re Gault." USCOURTS.GOV. United States Court, n.d. Web. 28 Oct

4 Summary 0 Gerald Gault (15) was arrested for making an obscene phone call 0 No notice given to parents 0 Sent to reform school until he was 21 "Facts and Case Summary: In Re Gault." USCOURTS.GOV. United States Court, n.d. Web. 28 Oct

5 Public Policy 0 Juveniles over 14 tried as adults 0 Juveniles did not receive Due Process Friedman, Benjamin E. "Protecting Truth: An Argument for Juvenile Rights and a Return to In Re Gault." UCLA Law Review. UCLA Law Review, n.d. Web. 28 Oct

6 Arguments of Plaintiff 0 Gault represented by Mr. Norman Dorsen 0 Arizona Juvenile Court was unconstitutional 0 Gault was denied procedural rights IN RE GAULT. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 22 October

7 Argument of Defendant 0 Arizona defended by Mr. Frank A. Parks 0 Juvenile be treated like an adult 0 Opportunity to avoid self incrimination would interfere with investigation IN RE GAULT. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 22 October

8 Third Party Amicus Curiae Briefs 0 American Parents Committee four Gault 0 Merritt W. Green for the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges 0 Urged affirmance IN RE GAULT. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 22 October

9 Supreme Court Ruling 0 8 to 1 in favor of Gault 0 Case violated 14 th Amendment 0 Court failed to meet child’s best interest 0 Precedent- Granted juveniles procedural rights "Facts and Case Summary: In Re Gault." USCOURTS.GOV. United States Court, n.d. Web. 28 Oct

10 Dissenting Opinion 0 Mr. Justice Stewart 0 Juvenile proceedings are not criminal trials 0 Juvenile court and criminal court have opposite missions

11 Long Term Effects 0 Every juvenile case afterwards was changed 0 Juveniles must be given Due Process Patton, William W. "HISTORY OF JUVENILE COURTS." StateUniversity.com. State University, n.d. Web. 28 Oct


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