CourtSpeak: In Re Gault Juvenile Rights Case (1967)

Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Rights Read more from
Chapter The Warren Court (1953–69)

Justice Abe Fortas (majority): “It would be extraordinary if our Constitution did not require the procedural regularity and the exercise of case implied in the phrase ‘due process.’ Under our Constitution, the condition of being a boy does not justify a kangaroo court.”


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