Justice Department Weighs In On Assembly-Line Justice For Children

March 21, 2015 11:11 AM

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A 12-year-old on trial in the stabbing death of a 9-year-old talks to his lawyer in 2014 in a Michigan circuit court. The Justice Department is targeting a Georgia case in the hopes of making legal representation for juveniles there more effective, but they say the problems occur nationwide.

The Justice Department for the first time is weighing in on whether some courts are depriving juveniles of their rights to a lawyer.

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