Thursday, January 16, 2014

Curry on Tanenhaus on the Constitutional Rights of Children

We noted with pleasure the H-Law review by Lynne Curry, History, Eastern Illinois University, of David Spinoza Tanenhaus’s Constitutional Rights of Children: In re Gault and Juvenile Justice (University Press of Kansas, 2011).  She praises Tanenhaus’s “elegant” book and describes the focus of each of its three parts: (1) In re Gault; (2) national developments in the rights of children in the 1960s; and (3) later developments, as an “increasingly conservative [Supreme Court] built in only a limited way on the foundation that Justice Fortas laid down in Gault.”  The entire review is here.

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