Professor Cynthia Godsoe’s recent op-ed in The National Law Journal discusses J.D.B. v. North Carolina, for which the Supreme Court has just heard arguments. The case concerns the circumstances under which young people are considered to be in legal custody and therefore entitled to Miranda warnings. Citing the neurological immaturity and lack of life experience of those under 18-years-old, Professor Godsoe asserts, “Children are not miniadults. The Court should recognize this and require police to act accordingly.”
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