Kid, you're going with me to juvy. We're tired of your prank calls to Mrs. Cook.
Question Before the Court
Should young juveniles be able to receive the same rights as other individuals?
May 15 of 1967
What amendment came from the "In re Gault" case?
Gerald “Jerry” Gault was a 15 year-old accused of making an obscene telephone call to a neighbor, Mrs. Cook, on June 8, 1964. After Mrs. Cook filed a complaint, Gault and a friend, Ronald Lewis, were arrested and taken to the Children’s Detention Home.
Arguments for the petitioner
Did the fact that "due process" rights was not given to juveniles affect the 14th amendment?
Arguments for the respondent
The fourteenth amendment "due process" rights was be violated during court doing to the fact that Gerald Gault was not given due process rights as a juvenile.
The in re Gault case was a case that reinforced that all us individuals deserve "due process". This clause was violated in 1967 and was argued by Gerald Gaults lawywer and the Supreme Court agreed.
The 14th Amendement.
Gerald's lawyers argued that he was deprived of his 14th Amendment rights of liberty without due process of law. This right is applied to juveniles and adults. It was not applied to him because he was a juvenile.
This unfair trial violates the "Due Process" rights of the 14th Amendment
At the hearing, nobody wrote anything down or recorded what was said, the witnesses were not sworn in, and Mrs. Cook who complained didn't show up. He was not given notice of charges, right to counsel, right to remain silent, right to confrontation.