Teens Take It to Court: Young People Who Challenged the Law - and Changed Your Life: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Sep 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 496 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

The Supreme Court and How It Works
3
How to Do Legal Research 24 Facts About the U S Constitution
33
Can you go to court on your own to protect
61
Do your parents have the right to control
74
What if youre sexually harassed
88
What if youre sexually harassed at work? ISSUE Do you have to be tested for drugs to try
106
out for school sports?
122
Do you have privacy rights at school? ISSUE Do you have to wait until youre eighteen
137
consent?
197
Do you have complete freedom of expression
216
Can you be forced to say prayers at school? ISSUE Do school officials have the right
292
Can your parents discipline you however
306
Can your grandparents visit you against your
331
Do you have any rights if you break
349
Does the whole world have to know about
367
Can you request a jury of your peers?
398

to get some privacy?
158
Can you be tried as an adult and receive
179
Glossary
415
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