This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that said juvenile offenders have a right to due process. Students learn about 14th Amendment due process, fairness, and the specific rights afforded juveniles in the justice system.


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  • Describe the 14th Amendment “due process of law”
  • Identify the main arguments put forth in the case.
  • Describe the Supreme Court’s decision and analysis.
  • Identify the impact of the Court’s decision.
  • Analyze fairness and due process
  • Suggest important factors for juvenile courts to consider


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