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North Carolina v. T. D. R.

Significance, Teen Assault And Court Jurisdiction, When Juveniles Are Adults, Impact, Further Readings


State of North Carolina


T. D. R. (an unidentified juvenile)

Appellate's Claim

That denial of a request for a two-week trial extension to gather new evidence did not violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Michael F. Easley

Chief Lawyer for Appelee

Kevin P. Bradley

Justice for the Court

Burley B. Mitchell, Jr. (writing for the court)


Durham, North Carolina

Date of Decision

6 February 1998


Upheld the state of North Carolina's claim by reversing two lower courts' decisions and returning the case to the lower courts for reinstatement of indictments against T. D. R.

Related Cases

  • In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967).
  • Breed v. Jones, 421 U.S. 519 (1975).
  • In re Arthur, 231 S.E.2d 614 (1977).
  • Schall v. Martin, 467 U.S. 253 (1984).

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