Anniversaries of Landmark Criminal Justice Cases in 2016

, The Legal Intelligencer


Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kent v. United States, 383 U.S. 541 (1966), establishing a new constitutional baseline for transferring youth to the adult criminal justice system, and Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), setting forth the constitutional standard for the custodial interrogation of suspects by law enforcement. Forty-five years later, in 2011, the Supreme Court decided J.D.B. v. North Carolina, 564 U.S. 261 (2011), establishing for the first time that law enforcement must account for juvenile status when carrying out the requirements of Miranda.

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