Teens Take It to Court: Young People Who Challenged the Law-And Changed Your Life
Because 15-year-old Gerry Gault fought for his rights, every teenager in the United States. has specific rights when arrested and charged with a crime. Because 14-year-old Deborah Weisman challenged her school's policy regarding prayer at graduation ceremonies, teens know they can take a stand on issues that matter to them. This fascinating book describes precedent-setting cases that reveal the power of social action and prove that teens can change the law. Judge Jacobs familiarizes young readers with our legal system, dispels myths and mysteries, and shows that the law is by and for the people-including teens.
Formerly titled Teens on Trial, revised and updated with new cases, citations, laws, and discussion questions.
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