In our July 2008 post about juvenile court records, we noted that most juvenile court records are confidential. This is done to protect the juvenile, on the theory that juveniles are more prone to bad decisions than adults (i.e., they do “dumb things”), but that they can be rehabilitated. Law enforcement agencies and the court […]
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March 27th, 2014 · No Comments
March 18th, 2014 · No Comments
From our early civics lessons we know that there are two court systems in the United States judiciary-federal and state. On this CourtReference site, we focus exclusively on the courts from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. State courts have broad jurisdiction to interpret the laws that govern our everyday lives: […]
January 30th, 2014 · No Comments
Unless you live in Delaware, Mississippi, or Tennesse, you may not be familiar with the term Chancery Court. But Chancery Courts were part of the English judicial system for hundreds of years, were brought to the American colonies, and were part of most U.S. states’ early judicial systems. The name itself originated outside of the […]