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For adults only: Jury trials aren’t suited for those under 18, the state Supreme Court rules (access required)

The South Carolina Supreme Court has rejected an argument for allowing juveniles to have jury trials, unanimously holding that the state's constitution does not entitle underage defendants to be tried in front of juries, despite language in the constitution that says anyone has the right to a jury trial. Justice John Kittredge wrote in the July ...

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