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R. v. Smickle: Staying Execution of Sentence when Allowing Appeal Would Re-Incarcerate Accused

Sometimes, the result of allowing a sentence appeal would be the re-incarceration of the respondent. Should an appellate court consider the harsh effects that such a result would inflict upon the respondent in deciding how to...more

Juvenile Delinquency: What You Need to Know

Children are treated differently than adults in the American court system. The goal of juvenile court is rehabilitation rather than punishment. For this reason, the court exercises broad discretion in designing a plan that...more

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