Teens Take It to Court: Young People Who Challenged the Law - and Changed Your Life: Easyread Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Sep 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 308 pages
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Your life is impacted daily by decisions made in courts. The U.S. judicial system exists to provide ''justice for all,'' including teenagers. But minors don't have the same legal rights as adults, so what happens when teens take it to court? Young People Who Challenged the Law - and Changed Your Life The teens in this book fought for issues that matter. The facts and real outcomes of their cases are here, along with information on related cases, tough questions to consider, and a follow-up ''Get on the Case'' section that further explores the big-picture possibilities for each issue. You'll deliberate over the cases, just as a judge would. It's up to you to weigh questions like: Can a parent of a minor give police permission to search a child's personal belongings - over the child's objection? Should it be illegal to wear gang colors or symbols? If a prayer at a school function is voluntary, does it violate the separation of church and state? Do parents have a right to prevent their daughter from getting an abortion? Once you know the facts and consider all the questions, you'll decide: Did justice prevail or were teens denied? To be a fair judge, you need the whole story plus the background information.
 

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Contents

Can you go to court on your own
41
Do your parents have the right
49
What if youre sexually harassed
57
work?
68
Do you have to be tested for drugs
77
Do you have privacy rights at school? ISSUE Do you have to wait until youre
98
Can you be tried as an adult
110
Can you get an abortion without
121
Can your student newspaper
156
Do school officials have the right
178
Can you be hospitalized for mental
192
Do you have any rights if you break
211
Can you request a jury of your peers? ISSUE Can a teenager be sentenced to 222 about a mistake you made as a teenager?
231
Glossary
251
About the Author
271
Copyright

Can you dye your hair or wear
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