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In re Roger S.

NCYL co-counseled this case with the California State Public Defender’s Office, representing children placed in state mental hospitals by their

Breed v. Jones

NCYL successfully argued before the US Supreme Court that the constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy is applicable to minors in

Lau v. Nichols

In this case in which NCYL represented children whose first language was not English, the US Supreme Court held that

Morales v. Turman

Filed in 1974 on behalf of incarcerated youth in Texas, this federal class action lawsuit established benchmark standards for the

Cleaver v. Wilcox

In this case, NCYL secured the first federal court decision, from the Ninth Circuit, establishing a constitutional right to appointed

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