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Gault, In Re

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

387 U.S. 1 (1967), argued 6 Dec. 1966, decided 15 May 1967 by vote of 8 to 1; Fortas for the Court, Black and White concurring, Harlan concurring in part and dissenting in part; Stewart in...

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in re

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[Latin: in the matter of]

A phrase used in the headings of law reports, together with the name of the person or thing that the case is about (for example, cases in which wills are...

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Insanity Defense

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The principal legal doctrine permitting consideration of mental abnormality in assessing criminal liability. The roots of the defense stretch back to Greece before the birth of Christ. In...

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juvenile justice

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Law.

A specialised sector within the criminal justice system, developed to cope with the particular needs of young offenders in custody. Juvenile detention centres have various names: juvenile...

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McKeiver v. Pennsylvania

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Politics.

403 U.S. 528 (1971) Vote: 6–3 For the Court: Blackmun Concurring: White, Harlan, and Brennan Dissenting: Douglas, Black, and Marshall

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