Police, Juveniles and Schools: Three Key Questions on Today's Supreme Court Case

Youth Today

March 22, 2011


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in J.D.B. v North Carolina this morning, a case in which a 13-year-old was questioned by police officers at school. The court could set new terms on what it means for a youth to be “in custody.” Anybody considered to be in custody, regardless of age, must be advised of his rights pursuant to the Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v Arizona.
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