10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know

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By Tom Jacobs, From The Learning Network

In a landmark 1967 case known as In re Gault (“in re” is Latin for “in reference to”), which concerned the arrest of a 15-year-old Arizona boy, the Court ruled that teenagers have distinct rights under the U.S. Constitution… In the 40 years since, the Court has weighed in on a host of issues involving people under 18—from freedom of speech and privacy at school to the rights of teenagers in the legal system.”

This reading highlights 10 Landmark Supreme Court cases involving the rights of youth: https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20080915monday.html


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