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In Re Gault. Julie Martinez Block 2. “Neither the Fourteenth Amendment nor the Bill of Rights is for adults alone”. In Regards to Gault. Argued Tuesday, December 6, 1966 Decided Monday, May 5, 1967.

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In re gault

In Re Gault

Julie Martinez

Block 2



In regards to gault
In Regards to Gault is for adults alone”

  • Argued Tuesday, December 6, 1966

  • Decided Monday, May 5, 1967

"Facts and Case Summary: In Re Gault." USCOURTS.GOV. United States Court, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.


Summary
Summary is for adults alone”

  • Gerald Gault (15) was arrested for making an obscene phone call

  • No notice given to parents

  • 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. 2013.


Public policy
Public Policy is for adults alone”

  • Juveniles over 14 tried as adults

  • 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. 2013.


Arguments of plaintiff
Arguments of Plaintiff is for adults alone”

  • Gault represented by Mr. Norman Dorsen

  • Arizona Juvenile Court was unconstitutional

  • Gault was denied procedural rights

IN RE GAULT. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 22 October 2013. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1966/1966_116>.


Argument of defendant
Argument of Defendant is for adults alone”

  • Arizona defended by Mr. Frank A. Parks

  • Juvenile be treated like an adult

  • Opportunity to avoid self incrimination would interfere with investigation

IN RE GAULT. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 22 October 2013. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1966/1966_116>.


Third party amicus curiae briefs
Third Party Amicus Curiae Briefs is for adults alone”

  • American Parents Committee four Gault

  • Merritt W. Green for the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges

    • Urged affirmance

IN RE GAULT. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 22 October 2013. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1966/1966_116>.


Supreme c ourt r uling
Supreme is for adults alone”Court Ruling

  • 8 to 1 in favor of Gault

  • Case violated 14th Amendment

  • Court failed to meet child’s best interest

  • Precedent- Granted juveniles procedural rights

"Facts and Case Summary: In Re Gault." USCOURTS.GOV. United States Court, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.


Dissenting opinion
Dissenting Opinion is for adults alone”

  • Mr. Justice Stewart

  • Juvenile proceedings are not criminal trials

  • Juvenile court and criminal court have opposite missions

http://www.csustan.edu/cj/jjustice/CaseFiles/In-re-Gault.pdf


Long term effects
Long Term Effects is for adults alone”

  • Every juvenile case afterwards was changed

  • Juveniles must be given Due Process

Patton, William W. "HISTORY OF JUVENILE COURTS." StateUniversity.com. State University, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.