March 30, 2018

February 20th, 2018, Brendan Dassey filed a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, a stark reminder to those litigating within the juvenile justice arena that if granted, it will be the first time in almost forty years, that the court will agree to he...

July 14, 2017

18 months ago, if you had asked me who Justice Abe Fortas was, or to cite the Supreme Court Justices of the United States, I would have nervously laughed and feigned an answer. I had at that time relocated from Dublin to Melbourne, and thoughts were full of reclaiming...

In 1964, 15-year-old Gerald Gault was taken into custody by the sheriff of Gila County, a rural jurisdiction about 80 miles east of Phoenix, after a neighbor accused him of making prank telephone calls of the “irritatingly offensive, adolescent, sex variety.” Over the...

March 14, 2017

No United States Supreme Court decision has meant more to me during my life as a lawyer than In re Gault. Gault has been a constant companion of mine for almost thirty-five years. Not only did it inspire me in law school to become a juvenile defender, but it still insp...

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