McKeiver v. Pennsylvania - Significance, The Due Process Clause, The Rehabilitation Of Youthful Offenders, Courts Granting More Rights
Joseph McKeiver, Edward Terry
State of Pennsylvania
That minors had the constitutional right to a jury trial in criminal proceedings against them.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff
Daniel E. Farmer
Chief Defense Lawyer
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William O. Douglas
Date of Decision
21 June 1971
Trial by jury is a constitutional right that does not apply to minors.
- In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967).
Levy, Leonard W., ed. Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
- Herbers, John. "Court, 6-3, Says Jury Trial Is Not Required for Youths." New York Times, June 22, 1971, p. 1.
- Kramer, Donald T. Legal Rights of Children, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.
- Michigan Law Review, Vol. 70, November 1971, pp. 171-194.
- Oelsner, Leslie. "Would They Do Better with a Jury Trial?" New York Times, June 27, 1971, sec. IV, p. 8.
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