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United States v. Lauderdale County, Mississippi

Federal law makes it a crime for any agency charged with the administration of juvenile justice or incarceration to deprive people of their constitutional rights. Allegation: That’s exactly what the juvenile courts in Lauderdale County, Miss. are doing—running a “school-to-prison pipeline.” Fifth Circuit: No dice. The Youth Court is not a “governmental agency” within the meaning of the statute.


Tags: 2019, Fifth Amendment, Fifth Circuit, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Statutory Interpretation

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