In re Gault
Significance, Supreme Court Declares Juvenile Justice System Delinquent As To Due Process
Paul L. Gault and Marjorie Gault, parents of Gerald Francis Gault, a minor
State of Arizona
That the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to accord juvenile criminal defendants the same due process rights given to adults accused of criminal offenses.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Frank A. Parks, Attorney General of Arizona
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
15 May 1967
Most of the guarantees of procedural due process given to adult defendants at state criminal trials were extended to juveniles.
- Kent v. United States, 383 U.S. 541 (1966).
- McKeiver v. Pennsylvania, In re Burrus, 403 U.S. 528 (1971).
- Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975).
- Houlgate, Laurence D. The Child and the State: A Normative Theory of Juvenile Rights. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1980.
- Kramer, Donald T., ed. Legal Rights of Children, 2nd ed. Colorado Springs, CO: Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1994.
- Mezey, Susan Gluck. Children in Court: Public Policymaking and Federal Court Decisions. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.
- In re Winship - Significance, Due Process Requires Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt, Creating Rights, Further Readings
- Huey P. Newton Trial: 1968 - Grand Jury Becomes Issue, Surprise Witness Surfaces, Jury Disappoints All, Two More Trials, Then A Dismissal
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